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Jens Jensen: Walking in His Footsteps - Walking Tour of Humboldt Park

  • National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture 3015 W. Division Avenue Chicago, IL (map)

During this fascinating walking tour of Humboldt Park you will learn about Jens Jensen and experience his phenomenal landscape design work. Humboldt Park, a 200-acre green space on the Northwest side of Chicago, is one of the city’s loveliest and most fascinating historic parks. It can be thought of as the “living laboratory” for Jens Jensen, a Danish immigrant who began working as a park laborer in the 1880s and went on to become Dean of Prairie style landscape architecture. (Some consider him the “Frank Lloyd Wright” of landscapes.) On this brand new tour, you’ll join historian, author and Jensen-aficionado Julia Bachrach along with field agent Bonnie Tawse to explore Humboldt Park and learn about its nature, landscaping and history. This tour includes a visit to Jensen’s historic office in the recently restored Stables Building, now home to the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture.


Image: Humboldt Park Boat House and Lagoon. Photo by Julia Bachrach.

Earlier Event: May 1
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