Forgotten Chicago Near North Walking Tour III: Bertrand Goldberg's Rush Street & Environs
Home to the largest collection in the world of built and proposed projects by architect Bertrand Goldberg, the area on and around Rush Street in the Gold Coast is subject of an exclusive Forgotten Chicago tour, offered for the first time since 2012. Using FCs enormous and previously non-digitized archive of thousands of articles and images on Chicago architecture, retail, and development, we will look far beyond this neighborhoods luxury retailers, restaurants and nightclubs, and examine what survives of Goldbergs life and work north of the Old Water Tower. We will also take a look at East Oak Street, including a previously unknown Goldberg project discovered by Forgotten Chicagos Patrick Steffes in 2013.
Although many of Goldbergs projects in the Rush Street area would be unrealized and others later demolished, his most significant project is Walton Gardens. Undergoing a substantial and unfortunate conversion to luxury boutiques in 2016, this remarkable structure initially housed nationally significant tenants in bookselling, audio recording, and fashion photography. Besides Rush and Oak Streets, we will take a look at curiosities on North Michigan Avenue, the area on and around the elevated north of Chicago Avenue, and many overlooked side streets in the Gold Coast.
When? Sunday, August 7th at Noon. Rain or shine.
Where? The tour will meet and begin outside the Loyola University Museum of Art, 820 North Michigan Avenue. It will conclude near the Chicago/Franklin 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? $20. 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.
Loyola University Museum of Art (Tour Start) (View)
820 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611