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Walking Tour | Leopold and Loeb

Sunday, May 28

On May 21, 1924, a young boy went missing. The next morning, his father received a phone call informing him that his son had been beaten to death. Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb’s gruesome, senseless act stained Chicago’s history and still leaves many baffled. Tour the Kenwood neighborhood with CHM director of exhibitions Paul Durica, visiting the scene of the crime and other sites connected to the murder of Bobby Franks.

Meet at Forty-Ninth Street and Ellis Avenue. Tour runs about 90 minutes.

Nathan Leopold Jr.'s police mugshots and physical records, DN-0078242
Nathan Leopold's glasses used as evidence in Leopold and Loeb trial, DN-0077995
Richard Loeb's police mugshots and physical records, DN-0078243
CHM director of exhibitions Paul Durica

The Details



28 th

1:00 p.m.



$ 25

$22.50 Members

Event Location

Meet at 49th Street and Ellis Avenue

Forty-Ninth Street and Ellis Avenue

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