Forgotten Chicago Albany Park Walking Tour
One of the most diverse neighborhoods in the U.S., Albany Park has been home to a changing kaleidoscope of countless ethnicities, cultures, and religions. Bringing together peoples from far-flung regions such as Eastern Europe, South Korea, Latin America, North Africa, and the Middle East, we'll explore how this evolving array of ethnic groups has shaped, and reshaped, the built environment of this Northwest Side nook of Chicago.
On this all-new walking tour, we will closely examine everything from former synagogues to retail architecture, including ornate terra cotta facades such as the elaborate former L. Fish Furniture Store. Of course, we will also take a look at oddities in the built environment and other hallmarks of Forgotten Chicago tours.
Continuing our ethnic explorations as we head east, we will end this tour in Lincoln Square to visit one of Chicago's best annual street festivals, the lively and always memorable German Fest.
When? Sunday September 7 at Noon. Rain or shine.
Where? The tour will meet and begin in front of the Kimball Brown Line station (SE corner of Kimball/Lawrence). It will conclude at German Fest, near the Western Brown Line station.
How Long? The tour will consist of about 3 1/2 miles of walking and will last approximately 2 1/2 hours.
How much? $15. Advance purchase is required. No walk-ups. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. If severe weather cancels the tour, credit will be issued for use on a tour of equal value.
Kimball Brown Line Station (Tour Start) (View)
4755 N. Kimball
Chicago, IL 60625