The Chi-Town Daily News has written a feature article on Paul Durica, an English PhD student and leader of the “Pocket Guide to Hell” tours. The two-hour walking tours uncover Chicago’s past and draw from Durica’s original research. From the article:
“It’s excellent, well-informed, and there’s a lot of research,” says Jo Guldi, a professor of 19th century cities at University of Chicago who attended a recent tour after hearing about it from a friend…
The tours are typically attended by 15 to 30 people. Durica gets the word out through ads in the Chicago Reader, as well as online tools like Google Groups, Facebook, and University of Chicago mailing lists.
Durica doesn’t charge, though he does accept donations.
His current tour explores the history of the 1893 Columbian Exposition, a.k.a the Chicago World’s Fair. The tour starts on the steps of the Museum of Science and Industry on Sunday afternoons. You won’t miss Durica—he’ll be the one wearing the Columbian guard’s jacket.
For more information, see the full Chi-Town Daily News article here.