November 2, 2014
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Join Preservation Chicago and Landmarks Illinois on a walking tour of Bridgeport's Central Manufacturing District (CMD) on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Established at the turn of the 20th Century by the Chicago Junction Railway and primarily built between 1905 and the 1920s, the CMD was the first planned industrial district of its kind in Chicago and arguably the entire country.
The tour requires 1.5 miles of walking and will visit some of the intact industrial landmarks as well as looking at some exciting examples of re-use coming to the district. Highlights will include the CMD's original bank building, the Bridgeport Art Center and a largely intact original streetscape at 37th and Iron Streets, concluding with the magnificent 1917 Pershing Road Development across from MicKinley Park.
( Preservation Chicago will be launching its new website in Spring 2015 )