For the Fall 2021 term, we're offering a mix of virtual and in-person classes. Although we are still primarily virtual, you will find a smaller selection of in-person seminars in the schedule. For more information about the Newberry’s virtual seminars, including a Zoom tutorial, please see our Virtual Seminars FAQ page. Registration opens on September 1st at 9am (Central time). Registration will take place through our online platform, Learning Stream.
Please note: classes that are currently scheduled to take place in the building may switch to virtual in accordance with public health and safety guidelines. Additionally, masks are required for all attendees, regardless of vaccination status. We will email participants with any changes the week before seminars begin.
This seminar will explore some of Chicago’s “best addresses”—residential streets known for significant domestic architecture, notable residents, or historical events—through a series of walking tours. Destinations will be drawn from neighborhoods near the lakefront, including Prairie Avenue, the Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Hyde Park, Streeterville, and Lake Shore East. We will pay special attention to the role of residential architecture and urban design in shaping local identities and cultures, and to the role of historic landmarks in promoting tourism, commerce, and design innovation.
Ten sessions. Registration – $330
Diane Dillon is a scholar-in-residence at the Newberry. She holds a PhD in the history of art from Yale University and specializes in Chicago art and culture
There is no first reading assignment.