Benjamin H. Marshall, Chicago Architect
Thursday, September 15 – 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Auditorium Building, Roosevelt University’s Murray-Green Library, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, 10th floor, Chicago
Benjamin Marshall’s contribution to Chicago finally received its due in this masterful volume on his life and work, published by Acanthus Press in cooperation with the Benjamin Marshall Society. Marshall (1874–1944) was a Ziegfeld-like architectural impresario who bridged the gap between the classical and modern by blending traditional design with modern details and amenities. His impact on Chicago ranged from the French Empire–style Blackstone Hotel and Theatre (1908–10) and the Renaissance Drake Hotel (1919), to like-styled luxury apartment towers such as 1550 North State Parkway (1913), 209 East Lake Shore Drive (1924), and the residential addition to his Edgewater Beach Hotel and Resort complex (1927). Co-author Jean Guarino will talk about creating this book and Marshall’s contribution to shaping the Chicago we experience today.
Dr. Jean Guarino is an architectural historian who teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has worked as an independent architectural historian since 1998.
New Book Builds Recognition of Forgotten Chicago Architect (Chicago Tonight, April 27, 2016
Photo: 1550 North State Parkway, 1913 (credit: Tom Harris, Hedrich Blessing)
Cosponsor: The Auditorium Theatre