A Neighborhood Guide to Historic Logan Square
Whether you are a history buff, long-time neighbor or a new resident, Pillars & Porticos has something for everyone. This new anthology features over twenty architectural and cultural landmarks, with maps, descriptions and stories researched and written by Logan Square locals.
Accessing the Tour
All current Logan Square Preservation members will be able to access the Pillars & Porticos tour guide upon its release this Fall. You will receive mobile access and a PDF copy via email.
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Be Square Aware
The carved reliefs at the base of the Centennial Monumen depict figures from Illinois' first one hundred years.
Organized as a self-guided tour through our historic boulevards and tree-lined streets, Pillars & Porticos is sure to be your new go-to reference to the diverse heritage of significant homes, monuments, churches and gardens. Spend some quality time sight-seeing these neighborhood gems or gift the tour to your out-of-town guests.
The Monument Sculpture
Evelyn Longman designed the carved base of the monument to depict the many contributions of Illinois to the Union during its first one hundred years. She included Greek classical figures like Mercury, god of commerce and finance, and Ceres, goddess of the harvest. There are Native Americans and pioneers, as well as images of railroad and industry figures – which were modern at the time.