Course Description

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 on December 13, 2000 and added to the US National Register of Historic Places on November 18, 2002. At its peak in the early 1900s, as many as 116 different makes of automobiles were sold and repaired on Motor Row!  The names of early auto companies, such as Ford, Buick, Hudson, Locomobile, Marmon, and Premier can still be found on the building’s brick and terra cotta facades.      During this program, you’ll learn about: the early development of the American automobile industry; the elaborate automobile showrooms on Chicago’s Motor Row; several of the 116 automobile companies located there, and the automobiles for sale in those showrooms. 


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