Walking Tour: The Extension and Removal of Ogden Avenue

Location provided upon registration

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Throughout October, Docomomo US/Chicago will be exploring the legacy of urban renewal.

On Sunday, October 1, we’ll explore one of the most peculiar chapters in Chicago transportation and urban renewal history.  North Ogden Avenue was once a major arterial street that was extended from Union Park to Lincoln Park at enormous expense and disruption in the 1930s. Thirty years later, the City changed their mind and began closing and redeveloping the Ogden Avenue footprint in stages starting in 1967.

In addition to some of the best remaining 1970s-era streetscapes in Chicago, this tour will see the exterior of the former home of Skidmore Owings & Merrill partner Walter Netsch and Dawn Clark Netsch, the first female gubernatorial candidate in Illinois. Other notable modernist architects building single-family homes on the former right-of-way of Ogden Avenue including Stanley Tigerman and Larry Booth.

The tour will be led by Patrick Steffes, Docomomo US/Chicago board member and a founding member of Forgotten Chicago. Patrick has lectured and led several tours for Docomomo Chicago, including the highly-popular tour of Peterson Avenue. More information and registration HERE.

Advance registration required
$20/Docomomo US members; $35/non-members (become a member or renew here)

Location provided upon registration.

This event is part of Docomomo US Tour Day 2023.

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