Chicago's Historic Motor Row District is home to the largest, intact, early 'motor colony' in the United States. Primarily located on South Michigan Avenue, it was designated as a Chicago Landmark in 2000, and added to the US National Register of Historic Places in 2002. At its peak, as many as 116 different makes of automobiles were sold and serviced on Motor Row. During this program, you'll learn about the early development of the American automobile industry, the top-flight architects who designed the elaborate automobile showrooms on Motor Row, several of the automobile companies located there, and the automobiles that you would find for sale in these showrooms. Fans of Geneva's Concours d'Elegance will definitely enjoy this presentation!
Barbara J. Barrett embraces her lifelong love of history as a History Edutainment Speaker, following a successful career in organized medicine. She especially enjoys sharing the history of architecture, automobiles, music, and sports with other inquiring minds.