This class will explore seven of Chicago’s South Side neighborhoods through a series of readings and walking tours. We will study each neighborhood’s history and its evolving population and popularity.
Topics to be examined include residential, commercial and institutional architecture, infrastructure (streets, bridges, and other transportation systems), landscape architecture, and distinctive local traditions, from ethnic foods and religious spaces to athletic events and artistic objects.
Diane Dillon is a scholar-in-residence at the Newberry Library. Her research interests center on Chicago’s art, culture, and history. She has a PhD in the history of art from Yale University.
- Instructor-distributed materials
- No first reading assignment
Cost and Registration
Eight sessions, $305 ($274.50 for Newberry members, seniors, and students). Learn about becoming a member.
To register multiple people for this class, please go through the course calendar in Learning Stream, our registration platform. When you select the course and register, you’ll be prompted to add another registrant.Register