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Walking Tour | Leopold and Loeb

Sunday, October 17

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 author and historian Paul Durica, visiting the scene of the crime and other sites connected to the murder of Bobby Franks.


Although the city of Chicago has moved into Phase 5 of its reopening plan and the CDC has updated guidance regarding mask mandates for fully vaccinated people, CHM will continue to require all visitors over age 2 and staff to wear a mask while participating in a group tour. As vaccinations continue, we will evaluate and update our policies.

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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
Paul Durica of the Newberry Library

The Details



17 th

2:00–3:30 p.m.



$ 22.50

$20 Members

Event Location

Meet at 49th Street and Ellis Avenue

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