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For History Buffs: Manufacturing District Walking Tour Is Back

Preservation Chicago has a present for pedestrian historians: as part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, a walking tour of historic Bridgeport's Central Manufacturing District is happening on Sunday, October 25.

It will begin at 1 pm at the Chicago Community Bank (formerly the Central Manufacturing District Bank) at Chicago Community Bank go southwest via 35th, Iron Street, 37th, Ashland, and Pershing before concluding at the clock tower at Damen and Pershing around 3 pm.

The area has a deep history, and you'd learn a lot.

According to Preservation Chicago, this area is likely the first planned industrial district in the country, and some of the buildings along Pershing between Ashland and Western were among the largest and fastest-built concrete structures in the world at the time of their construction.

The $10-a-ticket tour will be lead by Preservation Chicago board members Jacob Kaplan and Susannah Ribstein.

Come one, come all, and RSVP fast -- the last time this event was held in November, it sold out.

·Chicago Architecture Biennial