Friday, July 16, 2010

Trip 46: An Evening Stroll in Lincoln Park

Date: July 16, 2010
Trip: 46
Landmarks Visited: 2
Landmarks To-Date: 135
Landmarks Remaining: 218

After work on Friday I took the #8 Halsted bus south to Lincoln Park to see the McCormick Row House District. Then I walked a few blocks east to see the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool. Then I took the #151 Sheridan bus back north to home. It was a hot, humid evening but a lot of people where still out and about.

1. McCormick Row House District

The landmark plaque says that these row houses were built as an investment for the McCormick Theological Seminary, which I assume is now part of DePaul University. There is a private street and small park in the center of the project. Each section of row houses is unique, but they are all similar in style and scale.

2. Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool
This lily pool is a hidden garden wedged between the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Lincoln Park Conservatory and a busy street. So it's surprising that it's quiet when you enter the front gate. The trees are tall enough that you can't see anything around you except for the pond and the landscape. It's also the only lily pond that I have seen in the city.

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