Walk Edgewater: Bryn Mawr Historic District
Edgewater Historical Society
Enjoy views of the historic buildings of Edgewater in our own unique outdoor museum. Edgewater has three historic districts, designated by the U.S. Department of the Interior, and many blocks filled with historic homes.
Bryn Mawr is in the center of Edgewater and Edgewater’s main street. Learn how J.L. Cochran planned to develop Edgewater as a suburb until urbanization happened. The street has a unique mix of what are called hybrid buildings, including luxury apartments and stores. Many of the buildings are named Chicago landmarks. The walk begins in front of the Edgewater Beach Apartments, and extends west to Broadway and back again. Your tour guide is a knowledgeable Edgewater resident.
The tour is limited to 10 persons. Our tour guide, who will have microphones, will lead you through the tour, and share with you our researched brochure. Everyone must wear a face mask and practice social distancing. The fee is $15, which supports the Edgewater Historical Society Museum.
Walk begins at:
Edgewater Beach Apartments
5555 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL (Map)