Walk Leader bios: Julia Bachrach

In the short amount of time between now and the upcoming Jane’s WalkCHICAGO weekend, I’d like to highlight some of the terrific Walk Leaders who are lined up:

Julia Bachrach will lead the Columbus Park Walk.

She is the historian and preservationist for the Chicago Park District. She writes extensively on Chicago’s public buildings, landscapes and arworks.

Her books include The City in a Garden: A History of Chicago’s Parks, and co-author of Inspired by Nature: The Garfield Park Conservatory and Chicago’s West Side, and The Sounds of the Lakefront: A Celebration of the Grant Park Music Festival.

She has also contributed to the Oxford Companion to the Garden, Midwestern Landscape Architecture, the AIA Guide to Chicago, The Encyclopedia of Chicago, and Midstream: The Chicago River, 1999 – 2010.

She is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.

Stay tuned for more bios!