Bucktown, Wicker Park, Logan Square, Humboldt Park…do these names sound familiar, but you’re not quite sure where they are or why there’s so much buzz? This richly illustrated lecture will explore these neighborhoods and The 606 trail that links them, showing you cutting-edge buildings alongside beautifully restored mansions, graystones and brick cottages.
Laurie Petersen is the editor of the American Institute of Architects’ AIA Guide to Chicago, the most comprehensive guide to the city’s buildings. The fourth edition of the book was published by the University of Illinois Press in June 2022. She has appeared on Chicago Tonight and has given numerous lectures about architecture in the Chicago area. She also writes for Chicago Architect magazine. She is a docent who leads tours at Crow Island School in Winnetka and helped develop a web-based tour of that National Historic Landmark school. She also leads tours at Chicago’s Charnley-Persky House, designed by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright.
Armchair Travels is generously funded with a gift from the Rutherford Family Trust.