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Online programs and virtual tours continue while CAC tours are currently suspended and the Center is closed, in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines from the State of Illinois.

No other Chicago neighborhood is like Old Town. Tucked behind high-rises and moments from the vast green space of Lincoln Park, this landmark district has a unique history and diversity. We’ll explore homes built immediately after the Great Fire of 1871, a church that survived the Fire and historic homes by legendary architects.

Duration
2 Hours
Meet
2001 N. Clark St., Lincoln Park Zoo admin building

Discover Old Town's legacy as an artists' colony and its amazing mosaic of unique homes built after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Today diversity adds richness to Old Town from St. Michael's Church—considered a survivor of the 1871 fire, to the Midwest Buddhist Temple. We'll explore historic frame residences, early Adler and Sullivan row-houses and town-homes designed by Harry Weese, Walter Netsch and artist Edgar Miller.

Notes:
  • Advance reservations are required for this tour.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.

Upcoming Old Town Triangle Tours


Scheduled departures for this tour will return next season. To be notified when tickets for our next tour season go on sale, email tickets@architecture.org.