Walking Tour of Evanston lake front

Evanston Along the LakeThis 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.


PRICE: Adults- $15, Members- Free


DURATION: 2 hours 


MEET: Raymond Park at Hinman Avenue and Lake Street in Evanston 

In the 1850's, 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.. Explore the town that became Daniel Burnham's "country retreat" and see why the area is still considered one of the most desirable of the Chicago suburbs.


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  • Diane

    The tour is given by the Chicago Architecture Foundation. I have attended tours by just showing up for some and buying advance tickets to others. I doubt this one will be sold out but buying in advance is recommended. My apologies, I see I didn't provide the link when I posted the event.

    The website is here https://tickets.architecture.org/public/show.asp

    September 10, 2013

  • Bonnie

    Hi Diane,
    Is this Evanston tour sponsored by an architectural group who will provide details of the properties? Or is it members of the Meet-Up group getting together for a stroll? Who gets the $15 fee? Is it free to members of Meet-Up? Let me know ..... Thanks.

    September 10, 2013

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

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