The history of American architecture is told on the streets of River Forest, Illinois, where the Prairie School style of architecture began and evolved. With strong links to the natural world and the open spaces of the prairie, these early 20th-century homes brought the outside in, featuring horizontal lines, natural materials, and organic forms.
The River Forest FanGuide includes six color-coded tours and a total of 38 stops. Tour stops are numbered in order on cards with details including architect, year built, a photo taken in the season that best profiles the architecture, address, GPS coordinates, and a phone number by which to access the audio tour for that stop. The audio companion is free of charge, but standard phone rates will apply. Due to variations in cell phone coverage areas, free downloadable MP3 audio files are also available.