Lecture: The City in a Garden, A History of Chicago's Parks Nature

Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Warren Park
6601 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60645
(773) 262-6314


Fee: free

Age Range: ideal for those 18 & over

Chicago Park District historian and preservationist Julia S. Bachrach will present an admission-free overview of her recently published second edition of The City in a Garden, A History of Chicago’s Parks at Warren Park.

FREE LECTURE ON THE SECOND EDITION PUBLICATION OF THE CITY IN A GARDEN, A HISTORY OF CHICAGO’S PARKS. The book illuminates Chicago’s 175-year commitment to its public parks. With historical plans, photographs and drawings, it explores how luminaries such as architect Daniel H. Burnham, landscape architect and conservationist Jens Jensen, and social reformer Jane Addams shaped and in¬fluenced Chicago’s venerable green spaces. The author will share other second edition highlights including recent research, numerous restoration projects, and newly-designed facilities, such as Millennium Park and Palmisano Park. The presentation is sponsored by the Northtown Garden Society. Books will be available to purchase for $30, and a book signing will follow the lecture. Julia Bachrach has served as historian and preservationist for the Chicago Park District for more than 20 years. Bachrach is coauthor of Inspired by Nature: The Garfield Park Conservatory and Chicago’s West Side. The second edition of The City in a Garden is published by Center for American Places at Columbia College Chicago and is distributed by the University of Chicago Press.

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