I have a private tour of Lincoln Park next weekend. And it’s not really of Lincoln Park, they really wanted a “Lincoln Park/Clark Street” Tour.
I know I have all kinds of cool things for Lincoln Park, the park, but I was a little worried about the business district of Lincoln Park, would there be enough to last 90 minutes? What was I going to talk about? The new yogurt shops? The Starbucks?
Of course, in classic tour guide style, the second I started walking around, the happier I was. There’s tons to see in LP and this is just some of it!
Scary lion outside of what looks to be a Louis Sullivan house:
Detail on Sullivan house (I still need to check that this is indeed, a Louis Sullivan design, but if it isn’t, somebody is flattering him all to hell with this imitation:
Sometimes you get this lesson just when you need it:
Always meant to read up on this building on Clark and there’s one in Andersonville that looks just like it:
Pretty fountain, never seen it from this angle, I’m always hurrying by not looking at it at all:
So classic. Kind of New Yorky. I love it. So will my tourees me thinks:
This house is just hanging out in front of a lot of old Victorians. So out of place. Must find architect:
Hee! Little wrought-iron birdhouse!
I want to live on the top floor here please:
Chicago cow on the roof? Of course there is:
Cool building right off Clark, lots of art-deco-y design. Lovely. And I made a friend here, her name was Margaret too!
Addition on the Louis Sullivan house from above. I want to live here too. Sigh.