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Paris in Chicago: Walking Tour of Grant Park

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Chicago historian Julia Bachrach, author of The City in a Garden: A History of Chicago’s Parks, will be your guide on this walking tour through Grant Park to see the many ways Parisian landscape design influenced Chicago.

Chicago historian Julia Bachrach, author of The City in a Garden: A History of Chicago’s Parks, will be your guide on this walking tour through Grant Park to see the many ways Parisian landscape design influenced Chicago. Stops will include Buckingham Fountain, majestic elm tree allées, Beaux Arts style ornamental concrete details, and one of Paris’ gifts to its Sister City, Chicago: a Hector Guimard Metro entranceway at Van Buren Street and Michigan Avenue.

About the Speaker:

Julia S. Bachrach is an award-winning author, historian, preservationist, and urban planner. She served as historian and planning supervisor to the Chicago Park District for more than two decades. Her books include The City in a Garden: A History of Chicago’s Parks and Inspired by Nature: The Garfield Park Conservatory and Chicago’s West Side. She contributed essays to AIA Guide to Chicago Architecture, Oxford Companion to the Garden, Midwestern Landscape Architecture, and Encyclopedia of Chicago.

Paris in Chicago: Walking Tour of Grant Park

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