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
Field Trip Lincoln Park
Sunday, June 26, 2011
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.