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CAC docent Mike McMains joins two community leaders, Allan Lindrup and Yvette Moyo, for this live-streamed, virtual tour of the South Shore neighborhood, showcasing its rich history and beautiful architecture.

Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

This program will be hosted on Zoom. Approximately 3 hours before the start of the program, you will receive a link directly from Zoom with details about how to access and view it.

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After the World’s Fair of 1893, the sand dunes to the south of the Jackson Park fairgrounds transformed into South Shore, a neighborhood filled with great history and an eclectic mix of wonderful buildings now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The neighborhood is home to many architectural styles from the first half of the 20th century, including Prairie School, Revivalism, and Art Deco.


Mike McMainsMike 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.


Allan LindrupAllan Lindrup is a native of Chicago and has lived in multiple neighborhoods on the North and South sides. Since 2011, he has lived in the South Shore neighborhood. Allan is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago and had a 35-year career with the Social Security Administration. He has served on the Rainbow Beach Park Advisory Council for the past six years and is in his second year as President of the organization.

Program Speaker: Yvette Moyo

Yvette Moyo

Yvette Moyo, a nonprofit, business, brand and  community builder and publisher, represents the spirit of South Shore. Moyo is cofounder of South Shore’s leading grass-roots healthy community nonprofit, Real Men Charities, Inc., an outgrowth of the national Father’s Day brand and celebration, Real Men Cook(R). The organization’s social enterprise, Real Community Investment Group, purchased The Quarry Events Center, now a food stability, entertainment destination, and community cultural hub in 2018. The same year Crain’s Chicago business named her one of 50 over 50 Community Builders. She is the founder of the first Black-owned community focused “Good News” magazine, South Shore Current, which evolved into the “The South Side Drive Magazine: Guide to the Good Life Chicago”.