Chicago's Historic Motor Row District 1905 - 1936: Architecture & Automobiles

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Chicago’s Historic Motor Row District, is home to the largest, intact, early “motor colony” in the United States.  Primarily located on south Michigan Avenue, it was designated as a Chicago Landmark on December 13, 2000, and was added to the US National Register of Historic Places on November 18, 2002. 

Barbara Barrett will discuss how at its peak, more than 116 different makes of automobiles were sold and repaired on Motor Row.  The names of some of these early auto companies –Ford, Buick, Hudson, Cadillac, Locomobile, Marmon, and Premier – are still visible today on the building’s brick and terra cotta facades.

Barbara will be presenting live in the library, please join us in person or via Zoom.