Modern Peterson Avenue Walking Tour


2300 W. Peterson Avenue
Chicago, IL
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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 sprang 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.


October 16, 2021 12:00 pm CENTRAL Time
$20 Docomomo US members/$30 Non-members

Advance registration required

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