Encyclopedia o f Chicago

Historical Sources : Bound Volume
Historical Source
Chicago Architecture Foundation Pamphlet, 1984

Chicago Architecture Foundation Pamphlet, 1984
Memory is often attached to particular places, and a tour through a space can be a way of transmitting a series of memories associated with a number of locations in a landscape. Walking, bicycle, boat, and auto tours turn the approach of museums inside out and interpret urban public space as places of memory. The passage of a tour produces a sense of physical connection to history, and an imaginative map of historical associations. The selection of places on a tour helps to reinforce some memories while inevitably overlooking other places and other histories lost to present memory.