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Cultural Gems of the Water Tower District

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Olli Chicago calls Streeterville’s Water Tower District home, but how much do you know about our neighborhood? Here is your chance to learn about its history and visit some of its cultural gems. We will learn about Captain Streeter and the history of the area from Gail Spreen, former head of the Streeterville Organization of Active Residents, and her artist-husband, Dennis Downes. OLL member and Architectural Foundation docent Bill Lipsman will discuss the area and give us a tour of the historic Water Tower pumping station and park. Did you know we have a replica of Paris’ Sainte-Chapelle? We will visit the St. James Chapel at Quigley, where docent Joan Carey will tell us about the glorious stained-glass windows depicting Biblical scenes, and its glistening Rose Window at Rush and Pearson streets. On another day, we will visit the Loyola University Museum of Art, where docents will guide us through current exhibits and the permanent Darcy collection. Join us for a cultural journey in our back yard. Our first session will be at Wieboldt Hall.  The remaining three will be docent-led tours, requiring up to an hour of walking.

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Denise Stauder2.Marion Derringer 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
7/12/2018 - 8/2/2018 Weekly - Thu 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Marion Derringer  ; Denise Stauder  ClassRoom