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Event“Chicago’s Historic Prairie Avenue”
CityEvanston
PlaceEvanston History Center
AddressDawes House, 225 Greenwood Street
DetailsJoin 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: jthompson@evanstonhistorycenter.org or 847-475-3410
Admission: $5 (EHC members: Free)

More info: www.evanstonhistorycenter.org
Start DateFriday, November 23, 2012
Start Time7:00 PM
End Time8:30 PM
Phone847 475-3410
Emailjthompson@evanstonhistorycenter.org
Web Addresshttp://www.evanstonhistorycenter.org



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