2021 Virtual House Walk: From the Great Chicago Fire to the 21st Century

Once again, the Covid-19 pandemic forced us to hold our 35th Annual House Walk as a virtual tour conducted over Zoom. Each hour-long episode presents the story of one home in our neighborhood, based on research requested by the homeowner through our Property History Quest service.  Based on what we learned from that research, we selected four homes all in Rogers Park, to tell the story of our community as it grew and evolved from the time of the Great Chicago Fire to the present day.

Each episode concludes with a video tour of the home conducted by the current residents who graciously agreed to open their homes for this event.  We hope you enjoy this glimpse into our community’s past and present. 

To watch recordings of the individual Zoom presentations, click on the photos.

View of 1600 West Lunt
Oct. 10 - Episode 1 Immigrants, Entrepreneurs and Artists in the Heart of Rogers Park
Front view of 1813 Greenleaf
Oct. 24 - Episode 2 Two Families' Place to Call Home in Times of Trial, Times of Joy.
Front view of 1205-27 Jarvis
Nov. 7 - Episode 3 Enterprising Immigrants Build a Luxury Beachfront Cooperative.
Front view of the Pollard House
Nov. 14 - Episode 4 Rogers Park's First African-American Family Makes History.