New Meetup: Gold Coast To Lincoln Park Conservatory

From: Tom B.
Sent on: Thursday, November 5, 2009 6:43 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Windy City Explorers!

What: Gold Coast To Lincoln Park Conservatory

When: November 28,[masked]:00 AM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

Please join us the Saturday after Thanksgiving to work off some of that turkey. We will gather at Washington Square Park and head north on Dearborn and Astor Streets toward Lincoln Park. Along the way we will see a number of historic structures including the Charnley-Persky House in the Astor Street Historic District, the famous Ambassador East Hotel (with Pump Room Restaurant) and the site of Potter Palmer's mansion on Lake Shore Drive. We'll then proceed up north, possibly walk through one of Chicago's few historic wooden alleys and finish in the beautiful, warm Lincoln Park Conservatory. Afterwards, some of us may wish to head over to Clark Street and the Noble Tree Coffee Shop. The one-way distance on this is under two and a half miles. You can retrace your route back to the beginning or hop on a bus back to your final destination.

Special Note: After this event, some of us may be interested in participating in the 1pm Saturday public tour of the Charnley Persky House Museum. When you RSVP for this Meetup, please answer the survey question and indicate whether you'd like to be included in this tour. It costs $15.00 and more information about the house can be found at this link to the Charnley Persky House Musuem.

I'll update this site periodically to provide more background information and resources. For now, here is an interesting link to a site called Forgotten Chicago, including some references on the topic of wooden alleys!

Link to Forgotten Chicago - Wood Block Alleys

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/windycityexplorers/calendar/11759710/

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