Vice to Nice: Transformation of the South Loop Walking Tour

On Monday, October 15, in conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the DNA’s Design Committee is offering a guided walking tour of Chicago’s architecturally vibrant downtown entitled “Vice to Nice: Transformation of the South Loop”.

This 90-minute walking tour explores the architecture and history of an area that has undergone dramatic transformation. The streets of the South Loop showcase architecture ranging from Romanesque to contemporary, designed by famous and little-known architects. Explore how an area known for vice, gangsters, a few famous madames and a lot of abandoned railroad tracks has transformed into today’s thriving South Loop.

Cost of the tour is $18 per person (tour only – does not cover cost of transportation or meals).

Our tour group will travel together by Metra train leaving Elgin’s Chicago Street station at 12:28PM. Guests are repsonsible for purchasing their own round-trip tickets. Following an optional lunch at a destination of your choosing, the group will converge upon the Auditorium Theater at 430 S. Michigan Avenue. The tour takes place from 3-4:30PM.

Tour group is limited to no more than 30 participants. Reserve your spot on the tour now. RSVP to (847) 488-1456 or e-mail