During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, landscape architect Jens Jensen, architect Dwight H. Perkins and other Progressive Chicagoans were concerned about the impact of industrialization on urban dwellers. They believed that by creating lushly-planted parks and saving scenic lands from development, the rapidly growing city would become healthier and more livable. Jensen and Perkins and other talented Chicago designers created landscapes and works of architecture that celebrated the natural characteristics of the Midwest. Many of these noteworthy projects were produced in Chicago’s parks. This series explores the development of Prairie style landscapes and buildings within as Wicker, Union, Lincoln, Humboldt, Garfield, Douglas, and Columbus Parks, and the Cook County Forest Preserves.
Series – Monday March 11, March 18, March 25
7:00 to 8:30 pm
Open to the Public
$15 per session, or $35 for entire series
Sponsored by Wicker Park Garden Club