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Take a 45-minute live, virtual tour of Chicago Commercial buildings with CAC docent Mike McMains! Hosted on April 21 and 26, this is the first topic in a series of weekly tours McMains will lead in downtown Chicago through the end of May.

$8 Public
Free for CAC members

Shortly after skyscrapers were invented in the 1880s, a new style of architecture emerged for these tall buildings: Chicago Commercial. Learn about the Reliance Building, Sullivan Center and more as docent Mike McMains walks you through his neighborhood while practicing safe spatial distancing!

This tour will be hosted on Zoom. You will receive an email directly from Zoom on the day of the tour with details about how to access and view it.

If you don’t receive the Zoom link 3 hours before the program please contact

Check for updates on these upcoming tours with Mike:

April 28 and May 3

Art Deco
May 5 and May 10

Mid-Century Modernism
May 12 and May 17

Brutalism and Postmodernism
May 19 and May 24

May 26 and May 31

Program Speaker: Mike McMains

Mike McMains

Mike McMains has been a CAC docent since 2005. He is certified to lead 10 different CAC tours and has created several others, including Elevated Architecture: Downtown “L” Train, Elevated Architecture: North Side Art and Must-See Chicago. Mike's professional background is in real estate investment management. Chicago has been his home for the last 20 years.

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