2nd District Appellate Court Tours with Out to Lunch/Out to Dinner

The Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin invites the public for a tour of the 2nd District Appellate Court building, 55 Symphony Way in downtown Elgin, on Monday, April 30 as part of its monthly Out to Lunch and Out to Dinner events.

One of the most distinctive buildings in the region, the Appellate Court building is severely modernist, but with a humanist touch. Built in 1966, its integrated courtyards, skylights that flood the interior with light, saturated colors, and luxurious materials and furnishings all combine to give this building a startling textural and visual richness. Most of the original modernist furniture and decorative surfaces survive in the building.

The tours will discuss not only how court proceedings occur in the building, but also its architecture and design intent. This is also a rare opportunity to see the original judges’ living quarters with their original designer furnishings.

Tours will be led by Anthony Rubano of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and Robert Mangan, 2nd District Appellate Court Clerk.

Guests have their choice of the following activities:

• Afternoon Appellate Court Tour ONLY: 11:45AM to 12:30PM (No charge)

• Afternoon Appellate Court Tour followed by Out to Lunch: 11:45AM to 1:45PM
– Buffet lunch at La Quebrada, 50 N. Spring Street; $12 cash only (tax and tip included)

• Evening Appellate Court Tour ONLY: 6:00 to 6:45PM (No charge)

• Evening Appellate Court Tour followed by Out to Dinner: 6:00 to 8:00PM
– Dinner at Prairie Rock Grill, 127 S. Grove Avenue; $12 cash only (tax and tip included)

Space is limited. Guests can RSVP online at http://bit.ly/HTuW9x or call (847) 488-1456. RSVP deadline is Friday, April 27.