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In Memoriam: John G. Thorpe (1944-2016)
Oak Park

Oak Park-based architect and preservationist John Thorpe died on Monday, January 25. Thorpe was a passionate and dedicated advocate for the preservation of the built legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright and Prairie School design. He was a board member of the Pleasant Home Foundation, the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy and in the 1970s led the effort to restore the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park. The staff of Landmarks Illinois had ... To learn more…

Judge Taylor Home
Springfield

A transformation is taking place on Springfield’s east side. The Springfield Project, a neighborhood-based organization, recently completed the first phase of repairs to the pre-Civil War era Judge Taylor House for a future community center. The removal of asbestos siding and stabilization of the foundation was funded in part by an Landmarks Illinois Heritage Fund grant. The House, previously on Landmarks Illinois’ 2004 Most Endangered Historic Places ... To learn more…

Losing Chicago’s Modern … and Post-Modern … Heritage
Chicago

As Chicago hosts its first Architecture Biennial, news and opinions about the future demolition of buildings by some of Chicago’s greatest architects – Gene Summers and Helmut Jahn – was announced and opined last week. Gene Summers’ Malcolm X College, designed in 1971, is planned for replacement as the City has issued an RFP for its demolition. To learn more…

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