When it comes to diverse architectural styles, the quintessential American suburb of Elmhurst showcases an array throughout its various neighborhoods, from classic and prairie style to mid-century modern and many more. The Elmhurst History Museum and Elmhurst Art Museum invite the public to celebrate this rich architectural heritage with a guided Elmhurst Architecture Walking Tour at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 20.
The same Walking Tour was well received when it debuted in 2015 and returns due to that popularity. The tour group will explore the streets of Elmhurst with respected architect and arts educator Robert Bunda, who will share insights about the different styles and architectural details along the way. Nearly 90 minutes long, the tour begins at the Elmhurst Art Museum (located at 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave.) and ends at the Elmhurst History Museum (120 E. Park Ave.).
In addition to the August 20 tour, Bunda will continue the learning experience with a free slide lecture at the Elmhurst Art Museum on Saturday, August 27. Using photos selected from the Elmhurst History Museum’s collection, he will explore Elmhurst’s architectural styles and put them into a broader historical perspective for guests.
To register for the Elmhurst Architecture Walking Tour, visit www.elmhurstartmuseum.org in the programs section. Call the Elmhurst History Museum at 630.833.1457 for more information.
Elmhurst History Museum will work with the Elmhurst Art Museum to present a diverse Elmhurst Architecture Walking Tour this August (photo courtesy of Elmhurst History Museum).
Clef Notes Chicagoland Journal for the Arts