The Book Cellar
Located only a few miles north of Chicago’s downtown, Lincoln Park names both a neighborhood and a park—Chicago’s largest park, boasting six miles of lakefront—the latter of which proudly hosts 16 vintage portrait statues that are described in this guidebook. For curious locals and interested tourists alike, this self-guided walking or biking tour zigzags throughout the park and combines biography, Chicago history, sculpture content, and watercolor illustrations. The celebrated bronze figures include such notable names as Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, and Hans Christian Andersen, and seven missing statues are detailed as well.
This lovely book, which is accented by the author’s watercolors of the statues, belongs on everyone’s Chicago-history bookshelf.” Greg Borzo, author, The Chicago L” and Where to Bike Chicago