Luke’s niece Lucy has been in town since Wednesday so Saturday morning we got up early to meet a friend for breakfast and then head over to the Green City Market for some produce shopping, but when we got to where we thought the market was we realized that it was south of where we thought it was. We used that opportunity to stop by the Lincoln Park Conservatory.
Luke and I hadn’t been here in a few years so it was nice to see it again. It started pouring once we were inside and it was sort of nice to be trapped in there with a thunderstorm raining down outside, though the greenhouse was a bit leaky.
If you’re in Chicago you should definitely stop by the Conservatory, the plants inside are wonderful but my favorite part is actually the building itself. It was built between 1890 and 1895 by the Victorian architect Joespeh L. Silsbee in collaboration with architect M.E.Bell to replace a smaller greenhouse on the same location that had been outgrown. The Conservatory makes me wish people still built buildings this amazing.