Walking Chicago's Gold Coast

with the

Chicago Historical Society

October 2005



the host


Welcomed by Audrey Welmack


Rolf Achilles told us the history of Chicago and its Gold Coast


lined up for a buffet lunch in the museum dining room


with music on the piano


a typical lunch selection


after lunch we had a walking tour of Lincoln Park and the
Gold Coast

The three neighborhoods that surround the Chicago Historical Society, Gold Coast, Old Town, and Lincoln Park—each play an important role in the city’s history. All three of these communities have evolved substantially over the past century to reflect the changing times.

Photos of Our Tour of the Gold Coast


former main entrance of the Chicago Historical Society


an interior view

Featuring prominent structures, statues, and other landmarks, the tour of these neighborhoods and parks reveal how each community contributes to the identity of Chicago.


fountain at the corner of North and Clark streets

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