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Urban History Seminar

Virtual Urban History Seminar

Thursday, January 19

The Urban History Seminar series feature a scholarly presentation followed by lively discussion. Author Patrick T. Reardon presents “Reporting the Loop: Taking the ‘L’ from Newspapering to History-writing.”

Reardon is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist with a 32-year career at the Chicago Tribune as an urban affairs writer, columnist, and editor. He is the author of The Loop: The “L” Tracks That Shaped and Saved Chicago (2020), which explores the elevated Loop’s impact on the city’s development and economy and on the way Chicagoans see themselves. In this presentation, Reardon will consider the spaces shared by historians and journalists as they look at urban life.

The Zoom session will open at 6:45 p.m. with the program starting at 7:00 p.m. and concluding by 8:15 p.m. RSVP is required.  

This session is free of charge; we would greatly appreciate a donation to the Museum in any amount. A Zoom link will be provided after registration.  

The Urban History Seminars have been generously underwritten by the Chicago History Museum since 1983.

Patrick T. Reardon
CTA elevated train in the Loop, Chicago, April, 12, 1993. ST-30002527-0143, Chicago Sun-Times collection, CHM
Elevated track and train in Chicago's Loop, looking east on Van Buren Street from Wabash Avenue, Chicago, 1897. CHM, ICHi-025312; Mellen Photo Company, photographer

The Details



19 th

7:00–8:15 p.m.  

Event Location


Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago Stories