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*Premier Tour: Explore the architectural gems of Austin, a former “railroad suburb” on Chicago’s West side. Annexed in 1899, Austin became the home of numerous immigrant communities and remains a hub for many grand residences built in the fashionable Queen Anne, Prairie, and Shingle styles.

2 Hours
$30 public
$15 for Basic Members
FREE for Donor-Level Members
Fountain at the east end of Midway Park, 5701 W Midway Park

Visit Austin’s historic Midway Park and surrounding streets with their late 19th and early 20th century houses, schools and storefronts, with works by prominent local architects including Frederick Schock, William Drummond and Dwight Perkins. Hear from Austin community members about their ongoing work to revitalize this vibrant neighborhood after years of discriminatory housing policies, disinvestment and other challenges.


  • Advance reservations required. 
  • Your safety is our priority. The itinerary of this tour may be altered in accordance with health and safety policies and considerations.
  • This is a premier-level tour. Ticket price includes an annual Donor-Level Membership. Members will need to sign in during the checkout process to receive their discounted rate.

Upcoming Historic Austin Tours