Docomomo US/Chicago & Forgotten Chicago Present Peterson Ave. Mid-Century Modern Walking Tour Saturday, October 16, 2021

“For this year’s Tour Day, Docomomo US/Chicago is teaming up with Forgotten Chicago for a walking tour of Peterson Avenue. The street is lined with small postwar commercial buildings that sprung up when Peterson Avenue was one of the major highways leading into the city. With their zigzag rooflines, staggered facades, and 1960s flair, this group of tiny modernist gems brings a touch of Southern California car culture to the northwest side of Chicago. The tour will include the former Lincoln Inn Motel from 1962 as well as one of Chicago’s most iconic neon restaurant signs.

“This walking tour will include about 2.5 miles of walking, starting near the intersection of Peterson and Western Avenues. At the starting point, paid street parking is available, and there is free non-permit parking available two blocks north on Granville Avenue. The tour will end near Pulaski; if guests have parked near the starting point they can take a CTA bus or ride share back to their vehicles.

“Following the tour, guests are welcome to join us at Alarmist Brewing & Taproom for a cash bar and complimentary light snacks. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, October 16, 2021
12:00 – 3:00 PM
More information at docomomo-chicago website

Link for Walking Tour Registration


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