Preservation Snapshots Lectures

Edgar Miller Legacy Project


Thursday, November 17 – 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Admission: Free


AIA Chicago, 35 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 250, Chicago


During the height of his career in the 1920s and 1930s, Edgar Miller collaborated with numerous artists, designers, architects, writers, musicians, and civic leaders; he also designed and executed two bohemian artist colony buildings known as Carl Street Studios and Kogen-Miller Studios, while in the commercial world, he became a prized decorative artist for top architectural firms like Holabird and Root. Garnering much attention today is Miller’s Glasner Studio, one of his artistically rehabbed homes celebrated in Edgar Miller and the Handmade Home (City Files Press, 2009). This lecture will provide a “best of” glimpse of Miller’s broad oeuvre while discussing the preservation efforts dating back to the 1970s to keep Miller’s most unique pieces of art—the Handmade Homes—intact and vibrant.


Zac Bleicher, Director of Edgar Miller Legacy


Photo: Entry, Glasner Studio, Chicago (credit: Alexander Vertikoff)

Cosponsor: AIA Chicago

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