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“Chicago’s Historic Prairie Avenue”
Evanston History Center
Dawes House, 225 Greenwood Street
Join us for an illustrated presentation by William Tyre, Executive Director of the Glessner House Museum in Chicago and author of Chicago&rsquo s Historic Prairie Avenue (2008).
Tyre will take us on a fascinating journey through the history of Chicago's Prairie Avenue, from its past to its present. Learn how Prairie Avenue evolved into Chicago&rsquo s most exclusive residential street during the last three decades of the 19th century. The city&rsquo s wealthiest citizens &ndash Marshall Field, Philip Armour, and George Pullman &ndash were soon joined by dozens of Chicago&rsquo s business, social, and civic leaders, establishing a neighborhood that the Chicago Herald proclaimed &ldquo a cluster of millionaires not to be matched for numbers anywhere else in the country.&rdquo Substantial homes were designed by the leading architects of the day, including William LeBaron Jenney, Burnham and Root, Solon S. Beman, and Richard Morris Hunt.
A book signing will follow the presentation. Copies of Tyre's Chicago&rsquo s Historic Prairie Avenue will be on sale.
Reservations recommended: email@example.com or 847-475-3410 Admission: $5 (EHC members: Free)