Thursday, April 16, 2015

Lecture on architect Howard Van Doren Shaw May 5, 2015

Glessner House Museum, located at 1800 S. Prairie Avenue in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood,
will host a lecture entitled “Inventing the New American House: Howard Van Doren Shaw, Architect” on Tuesday May 5, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Architect Stuart Cohen offers a new look at one of the best-known architects of the early 20th
century, who built homes for the leading industrialists of his era. A traditionalist who incorporated English and Italian precedents, Shaw also created Market Square in Lake Forest – America’s first shopping center – and the interior of the National Historic Landmark Second Presbyterian Church. Copies of his new book will be available for purchase and signing.

Glessner House Museum is a National Historic Landmark and the last surviving work by architect H. H. 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 Avenue to 18th Street, and then walking 2 blocks east.

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