Friday, October 18, 2013

Lecture On Chicago Architect Benjamin Marshall at Glessner House October 22, 2013

Benjamin Marshall
Glessner House Museum, located at 1800 S. Prairie Ave. in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood, will host
a lecture entitled “The Architecture of Benjamin Marshall” on Tuesday October 22, 2013 at 7:00pm.

Benjamin Marshall (1874-1940) was a prominent Chicago architect who was greatly inspired by the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. He designed many of Chicago’s best known buildings including the Drake Hotel, Blackstone Hotel and Theatre, the South Shore Country Club, the Edgewater Beach Hotel, and the Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook.

Glessner House Museum is a National Historic Landmark and the last surviving work by Richardson in Chicago. Completed in 1887, the museum is recognized nationwide for its groundbreaking architecture as well as its important collection of arts and crafts decorative arts.

Admission is $10 per person. Reservations may be made by calling 312-326-1480. The museum is easily accessible by taking the #3 or #4 bus on Michigan Ave. to 18th Street, and then walking two blocks east.

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