Joe Steffen will lead a 2 hour, 3.2 mile walk past over 50 surviving 19th-century mansions and townhouses in the Gold Coast and Washington Square historic districts, which from a distance look like all high-rise condo buildings, following this route. We will walk even if it is raining, so bring an umbrella or poncho. Please do not bring your dog.
Directions: CTA: Take the Red Line to Clark/Division, or the 22 or 36 bus.
Driving: Take Lake Shore Drive to the North Ave. exit, go west to Clark St., and south to Division St. Street parking last year was $4/hour, 2 hours max, or there is a parking garage on State St. north of Division St.
If you have a smart phone and are good with maps, touching the meet up location shows a map with a pinpoint on the exact location. Touching the phrase “following this route" shows the route map so you can try to find us if you are late.