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This walk through Evanston's Lakeshore Historic District explores a variety of churches and residences in the town that became Daniel Burnham's "country retreat" and which is still considered one of Chicago's most desirable suburbs.

Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Evanston's Raymond Park, Hinman Ave. and Lake St.

In the 1850s, the founders of Northwestern University organized the village of Evanston along the lakefront just north of Chicago. Join us for a walk through Evanston's beautiful historic Lakeshore District and discover a village green encircled by architecturally-significant churches; learn how architects designed apartment buildings that seamlessly blend with historic single-family homes; and enjoy the stunning mixture of architecture styles from Queen Anne, Italianate, Victorian Gothic, Neoclassical, Tudor to Prairie and Modern.

Notes:
  • Although it's not required, we recommend making reservations in advance for this tour.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.
  • This tour is available for private bookings. Contact groupsales@architecture.org for more information.

Upcoming Evanston Along the Lake Tours


Scheduled departures for this tour will return next season. To be notified when tickets for our next tour season go on sale, email tickets@architecture.org.