Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sunday in the Park: A Lincoln Park Field Trip

If you thought you knew the Lincoln Park Conservatory, you're wrong.  Join us next month as part of a great Lincoln Park tour.  One of the tour stops will feature a tour of the Palm House and Conservatory with yours truly.  Learn about the remarkable original conservatory design, its architect and builders.

Sunday in the Park: A Lincoln Park Field Trip
Sunday, June 26, 2011
10 a.m.

The Pleasant Home Foundation invites you to join a Sunday field trip in Lincoln Park on June 26.  During the walk, Christopher Payne will discuss the Lincoln Park Conservatory (J. L. Silsbee, 1890 - 1895); the Lincoln Park Conservancy will lead tours of the Lily Pool (Alfred Caldwell, 1936 - 1938); Paul Steinbrecher, AIA, Interactive Design/Eight Architects, will describe the Comfort Station/Carlson Cottage restoration project; and Harry Soenksen, AIA, Studio Gang will interpret the South Pond project including the boardwalk and pavilion.

This walking tour is a benefit for the Pleasant Home Foundation that operates the George W. Maher-designed John Farson House in Oak Park as a house museum.

The group will gather at the entrance to the Lincoln Park Conservatory at 10 a.m. and end around 1 p.m. at Cafe Brauer.  This walking tour will be held rain or shine (no refunds). 

Cost is $25 per person.  Space is limited and advanced reservations are required.  Call Pleasant Home Foundation at 708-383-2654.

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