Chicago by Design : Architectural Vistas for a Visitor’s Eyes

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | Time: 6:30 p.m.


This program highlights the builders who created the architectural vistas seen by millions of visitors to Chicago throughout the city’s history. We concentrate on the structures seen along Jackson Boulevard from its time as a central thoroughfare for railroad era travelers through its designation as Route 66.  Included are views and discussions of the 1929 Art Deco masterpiece by Holabird and Root – the Chicago Board of Trade, W. W. Boyington’s Grand Pacific and Stratford Hotels, William Le Baron Jenney’s Fair Store, the Rookery and Monadnock buildings of Burnham and Root, and the Marquette Building of Holabird and Roche.  Presented by David Clark, author of “Exploring Route 66 in Chicagoland.”

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