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Tour of the Villa Historic District

Our 2017 walking tour will take us to the historic neighborhood of the Villa, located on Chicago’s northwest side at Pulaski Road and Addison Street. The area was marketed beginning in 1907 with strict guidelines governing the size, style, placement, and cost of the homes. Distinctive features include tree-lined medians down Avers and Harding Avenues and rubble-stone planters at every corner. The 126 homes represent one of the largest collections of Craftsman and Prairie School style homes in the city, designed by architects including Clarence Hatzfeld, Arthur Knox, and John C. Christensen. The Villa District was designated a Chicago landmark on November 23, 1983. The tour will be led by Bill Tyre, who consulted with Villa residents on the book written for the 90th anniversary of the Villa in 1997. Architect and Friends board member Nate Lielasus will assist. At the conclusion of the tour, attendees will be treated to a reception with

Later Event: October 7
Basement to Belfry Tour