McKinley Park Walking Tour

From Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:00 pm until 3:30 pm

Enjoy a stroll and learn about the neighborhood during the McKinley Park Walking Tour, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2019, starting at the 35th/Archer Orange Line El Station at 3685 S. Archer Ave., Chicago.

Presented by Chicago for Chicagoans, the tour consists of a 2.5 hour walk through McKinley Park with special guest collaborator and historic preservationist Erica Ruggiero. As a passionate advocate for Chicago's industrial history, Erica brings her expertise of the Central Manufacturing District to a tour that weaves and winds through picturesque streets of vernacular architecture.

Beginning at the 35th/Archer Orange Line El stop, the tour will cover the history, landmarks and towering structures of a neighborhood that's long been responsible for much of the city's bricks, iron, meat, furniture and Goodyear Tires — while also housing an ever-changing, diverse immigrant population. It will include humble homes, towering manufacturing supercenters, churches, schools and parks, and explore McKinley Park's unique stamp on Chicago's magnificent blue collar history. The afternoon will end at the Huck Finn Restaurant at 3414 S. Archer Ave.

Register for the event on its Eventbrite registration page. The tour is offered on a "pay-what-you-can" basis, with a suggested donation of $10 to $20 per attendee.

This tour is the first of two for the weekend, with the second taking place 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, also starting at the 35th/Archer Orange Line El Station.

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