“The Chicago Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Luminaries are please to announce the second event of the summer. Elaine Coorens will lead our group on a walking tour of the historic parts of Wicker Park. Our tour will conclude with cocktails and lite bites at the Robey Hotel.
“The tour will be led by Wicker Park resident, Elaine Coorens, whose passion for all things community is what led her to become a historian, tour guide, and author. Ms. Coorens has documented the fascinating development of one of Chicago’s most unique and vibrant communities in her book, ‘Wicker Park from 1673 Thru 1929 and Walking Tour Guide’. From sea captains to beer barons, politicians and industrialists, many buildings relevant to this famed past continue to thrive in the twenty-first century Wicker Park.
“The tour will be approximately 60 minutes at a leisurely pace. It will highlight historically significant architecture which has contributed the rich history of the neighborhood. Wicker Park is both on the National Register for Historic Places (1979) and a Chicago Landmark Neighborhood (1991).
“Followed by a small reception at the Robey after the tour. Ms. Coorens’ book will be available for purchase. Special thanks to Mollie O’Shea, designer at James Thomas Interiors and Luminaries committee member, for organizing this event.
Space is limited – register today!
Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Time: 5:30 pm- 8:00 pm
Location: Wicker Park (Starting Location – TBD)
Ticket Prices ~ Student & Young Professionals: $15, ICAA Member: $25, Non-Member: $40