Joe Steffen will lead a 2.5 hour, 4.7 mile walk through the Kenwood neighborhood and landmark district of 19th-century houses and mansions, including those of Julius Rosenwald (Sears stores), Gustavus Swift (meatpacking), Elijah Muhammad (Nation of Islam), and President Barack Obama, 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 Bus 6 Jackson Park Express from downtown to 50th/Lake Park and walk south a short distance to the stoplight.
Metra: Take the Metra Electric District Line to the 51st/53rd (Hyde Park) station. Go out the north station exit, and walk west to the stoplight.
Driving: Take Lake Shore Drive to 47th St., go west to Lake Park Ave., and south to Hyde Park Blvd. There is limited free parking on Lake Park Ave. north of Hyde Park Blvd. Otherwise, street parking is $2/hour, 2 hours max, which isn't long enough.
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.