Meet Me in the Lobby: Exploring Chicago Interiors (In Person)

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 - Wednesday, May 17, 2023

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Six Sessions


The registration period has closed for this event.

Course Description

This seminar will explore some of Chicago’s most storied public interiors through a series of readings and walking tours. The rise of speculative skyscrapers in the late nineteenth century prompted developers to commission elaborate decorations for the lobby spaces of their buildings. The seminar will examine the history of this phenomenon, paying attention to the evolving roles played by the lobbies of a variety of buildings in Chicago’s business districts and tourist areas.
Six sessions: $255/$230. Led by Diane Dillon

Registration Fees

Registration is $255

We offer a 10% discount to seniors, students, and members of the Newberry (Associates at the Author level and above).

Contact Us

The Adult Education team is available Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Email is the best form of contact: You can also reach us by phone at 312-255-3700. Please allow 24-48 business hours for a response.


Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610
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