Free Chicago Walking Tour Inside a Historic Skyscraper
Chicago Detours is offering free half-hour-long walking tours of the historic Monadnock Building weekly on Fridays, from Nov. 2 to Dec. 7, at 12:30pm. Tour guests will step inside this 19th-century skyscraper’s ornate lobby to experience its warm, historic ambiance and hear an inside perspective on the innovative and ground-breaking approach taken to restore it. Chicago Detours’ top-rated, professional tour guides will donate 100% of gratuities received to Preservation Chicago, a non-profit dedicated to protecting the city’s historic architecture.
Staying mostly indoors, tour guests will remain comfortable even in inclement weather. Tour guests will see original historic architectural details like intricate brass doorknobs alongside elements created during the restoration, like the glamorous aluminum and marble stairs. Together these details create the authentic feeling of a 19th-century commercial building while being comfortable and functional for the building’s current tenants. Reservations are required and can be made at Chicago Detours’ website.
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