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Bronzeville Architecture Tour by Brick of Chicago

This tour explores the history and architecture of Bronzeville’s Grand Boulevard neighborhood. Grand Boulevard is home to the former mansions of some of Chicago’s wealthiest citizens at the turn of the century. In the early 20th century, Grand Boulevard became the center of the great migration and the hub of thriving Bronzeville. On this walking tour, we’ll explore the architecture and history of Bronzeville – from gilded age mansions, to innovative apartments, mid-century schools, churches, and beyond. Bronzeville is home to some of Chicago’s most remarkable architecture – join this tour to learn about the details that make up the history of this neighborhood and its buildings.

About Brick of Chicago Tours: Chicago is a city built out of brick, of course, along with stone, wood, glass, and steel.
But Chicago is also built of so much more: It is built of history, people, stories, policy, and fashions, marvels of engineering and forces of nature.

On a Brick of Chicago neighborhood walking tour, you’ll learn how all of these elements come together to make Chicago one of the most interesting and dynamic cities in the world. Afterwards, you’ll never look at the built world (or the humble brick) the same way again!

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