Time: August 6, 2011 from 11am to 3pm
Location: Humboldt Park at California and Division
Street: California and Division
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q…
Event Type: architectural, social
Organized By: Lee Diamond
Latest Activity: Aug 6, 2011
West Town, Community Area #24 sits 3 miles northwest of The Loop. As with many Chicago communities, there is a West Town neighborhood and Community Area, and the two have different borders. The Community Area also contains neighborhoods like Wicker Park, Noble Square, part of Humboldt Park and Ukrainian Village amongst others. Unless you happened to be in the neighborhood of West Town, it is doubtful that any resident of the neighborhoods would identify themselves as being from the Community Area, as this is far more an area defined by its neighborhoods.
The built environment in West Town is second to none and the challenge of a tour such as this is drilling down to the essentials when there are so many splendid examples of things to see and a good supply of parks, murals and neighborhood features beyond the architectural goodies.
Tours are $10 and you must wear a helmet.