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Chicago’s Historic Motor Row District

January 21, 2020 - Addolorata Villa

Chicago’s Historic Motor Row District

Addolorata Villa Offers LLIP – Chicago’s Historic Motor Row District

Wheeling, IL – January 21, 2020 –The Addolorata Villa in Wheeling, part of the Franciscan Communities, will be hosting the LifeLong Learning Institute program “Chicago’s Historic Motor Row District,” presented in partnership with Harper College, on Wednesday, January 29, from 1:30pm-3:00pm. This is one of many enriching and entertaining educational opportunities available to Addolorata Villa residents and all local adults ages 55 and older.

Chicago’s Historic Motor Row District is home to the largest, intact early “motor colony” in the United States. Primarily located on South Michigan Avenue, it was designated as a Chicago landmark on December 13, 2000, and added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on November 18, 2002.

At its peak in the early 1900s, as many as 116 different makes of automobiles were sold and repaired on Motor Row! The names of early auto companies, such as Ford, Buick, Hudson, Locomobile, Marmon and Premier can still be found on the brick and terra cotta facades. During this program, you’ll learn about the early development of the American automobile industry; the elaborate automobile showrooms on Chicago’s Motor Row; several of the 116 automobile companies located there; and the automobiles for sale in these showrooms.

With no required educational background, homework, or grades, the Lifelong Learning Institute provides great discussions, new friendships, and the joy of learning among peers. To secure your spot in this free program, RSVP with Liz Starman at (847) 808-4421. Seating is limited.

About Franciscan Communities

Franciscan Communities is a subsidiary of Franciscan Ministries and is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago. They provide quality senior living and compassionate healthcare services including independent living, assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing, rehabilitation services and more. Franciscan Communities are located in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.

About Franciscan Ministries

Franciscan Ministries is a nonprofit Catholic system offering senior living, healthcare and community-based services Franciscan Ministries provides home-and-community based healthcare services to support families and their loved ones. Additionally, they support young, at-risk women seeking a Catholic, secondary education, and operate a family violence prevention center and shelter.

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