MAC’s Private Walking Tour of Fulton Market
Thursday, July 22nd at 6 pm
Your tour guide: Will Quam
The Fulton Market area was built up around meatpacking and warehouses in the wake of the 1871 Great Chicago Fire and is an amazing showcase of Chicago’s fireproof building past. As the area has turned from meatpacking to corporate headquarters and restaurants, new buildings have been built with innovative uses of brick that both stand out and blend in to the historic district. From precast German brick, to 50cm long format Italian bricks, the West Loop and Fulton Market have the best of modern brickmaking and brickwork.
Learn about the historic cross section of brick and business, and how the brick industry has adapted to the modern glass and steel world.