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Chicago is home to more than 100 fountains, from stately and eclectic to sober and whimsical. Greg Borzo’s new book, “Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains,” captures the whole spectrum. Come hear him share stories about some of the city’s favorite public fountains.

$5 public
Free for CAF members with RSVP*
Lecture Hall @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Beautiful color photographs taken by Julia Thiel complement Greg’s anecdotes and histories of the fountains in the book. Stick around after the talk for a book signing with Greg. Attendees will also receive a commemorative map of notable fountains across the city.

Program Speaker: Greg Borzo

Greg Borzo

Greg Borzo is an award-winning journalist and author of "Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains" and several other books about the city. A resident of the South Loop, Greg enjoys all the art, architecture, culture and history the city has to offer. He gives tours and presentations about the L, fountains and local history for the Chicago History Museum, Chicago Cycling Club, Forgotten Chicago and other organizations. Greg has a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and has done writing and editing for the American Medical Association, Field Museum and University of Chicago.

AIA/CES credit: 1 LU

  • Although this event is free for CAF members, advance registration is required.
  • All online transactions will be charged a $3 convenience fee. To avoid this fee, order tickets via phone 312.922.3432 or in-person at CAF's Box Office at 224 S. Michigan Ave.

assistive listening systemsThe Lecture Hall @ CAF is equipped with an FM Assistive Listening System. To request a receiver, with either a headset or neckloop, please inquire with a CAF staff member at the program.