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Architecture Reflecting History

Walk, bike or drive this Evanston tour and see the history of a place as read through its architecture, including: the home of Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) activist Frances Willard, the Grosse Pointe Lighthouse which protected ships on the lake, the Evanston Pumping Station beautifully illustrating Evanston’s early adoption of sanitation facilities, the classically designed South Boulevard CTA Station which brought commuter rail to the city, and the US Post Office, a true icon of Roosevelt’s 1930’s Works Progress Administration. Three influential homes are included to illustrate the progression of architectural styles. Find walking tours with 150 sites in “Evanston: 150 Years, 150 Places,” available at, the Evanston History Center, and local bookstores. Photo by Stephanie Barto

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