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Pilsen Walking Tour

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18th

1710 W. 18th St.

Chicago, IL 60608

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REGISTRATION AVAILABLE 5/31/19

Chicago for Chicagoans is excited to welcome you back for another exploration of Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood, featuring special guest collaborator Blanca Torres! Blanca is a native resident of Pilsen who has spent the last few years active in the grassroots effort to preserve St. Adalbert's.

Beginning at the 18th Street Pink Line Station, the tour will cover the history, architecture, landmarks, and gentrification struggles of this iconic neighborhood. From its infancy as the Slavic, melting pot neighborhood Plzeň, to its 1960s transformation into the Latinx area it's known as today, the rich history of Pilsen is one that highlights the stories of immigrants, celebrates the colorful contributions of artists, and dives into a spectacular variety of architecture from working class cottages to opulent cathedrals. The afternoon will end at Creperia Nuevo Leon, where participants are encouraged to enjoy a meal with the group.

Please note: this tour will be conducted in English, but questions can be asked & answered in Spanish. Are you a bilingual resident of Pilsen interested in helping us develop a Spanish-language version of the tour? Contact us!

Chicago for Chicagoans happily exists as a "pay-what-you-can" tour service. A suggested tip of $10-20 per person is always appreciated, but reviewing us on Yelp, liking us on Facebook, spreading the word, and attending future tours tells us how much you love us too! We are a certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit that creates inclusive walking tours by & for Chicago residents, designed to represent the histories of all Chicagoans.

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Chicago, IL 60608

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