Lunchtime lectures at the Chicago Architecture Foundation

January 12, 2011 1:37:59 PM PST
Originally named Leif Ericson Drive in 1937, Lake Shore Drive didn't get its current name until in 1946.

It has gone through many changes over the years and that evolution is chronicled in a new book called "Chicago's Lake Shore Drive: Urban America's Most Beautiful Roadway."

Neal Samors and Bernard Judge are the authors and they will be a part of the Chicago Architecture Foundation's lunchtime lecture series,, next Wednesday, January 19.

The event is free and open to the public and takes place at the Lecture Hall Gallery located at 224 South Michigan Avenue at 12:15 PM.

No RSVP is required but space is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.

The book "Chicago's Lake Shore Drive: Urban America's Most Beautiful Roadway" is available at