“Prairie School: The Hidden Story in Evanston”

The Evanston History Center announces the 46th annual Mother’s Day House Walk-By “Prairie School: The Hidden Story in Evanston.” The event will take place beginning Sunday, May 9, 2021. This House Walk-By tells the story of Evanston’s unique Prairie School architecture and focuses on homegrown architects with international reputations. We will share narratives of trendsetters, famous partnerships, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s sassy characterization of Evanstonians. Join us as we celebrate Mother’s Day and continue an Evanston History Center tradition.

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This year’s House Walk will be Walk-By like the 2020 House Walk-By. Houses featured on the Walk-By will be exterior only. EHC invites people to (safely) walk, ride, or drive in order to take part in this year’s event. We invite ticket holders (following social distancing guidelines) to safely experience the House Walk-By beginning on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, 2021, or on any day after (and as many times as you choose!) 

House Walk-By patrons will receive an electronic version of the House Walk-By book through email by 11:00 am on Sunday, May 9, 2021. Hard copies will be available after May 14th by request for a $10 additional fee. As always, the electronic version will contain maps and extensive information on the homes, the architecture and architects, and the families. House Walk-By begins on Mother’s Day and continues throughout the year. Tickets may be purchased online throughout the year. Purchase tickets before 5 p.m. on May 8, 2021, and receive a $5 discount.

Your House Walk-By ticket purchase this year is especially important: the annual House Walk is one of EHC’s most important fundraisers, supplying needed resources for EHC to continue to operate throughout the year. Your ticket purchase and any additional donation (if possible) will ensure that the EHC can continue its mission to preserve and share Evanston’s history long into the future.

House Walk-By books will be delivered via e-mail as a PDF, an easily downloadable file. We will distribute physical books after May 14th in accordance with health safety guidelines. Addresses are not available in advance. House Walk-By tickets are nonrefundable.

Thank you for supporting the Evanston History Center!

House Walk tickets may be purchased by calling EHC at 847-475-3410 or by clicking here!  

House Walk tickets are $30 each. EHC members receive a $5 per ticket discount. Discount applies to only 2 tickets for Individual membership. Discount applies to 4 tickets for Household memberships and above. Additional tickets are full price. Click here to join the EHC. Children 12 and over require a ticket.

Thank you to our sponsors!