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Preservation Snapshot Lectures

 

Join us for Landmarks Illinois' free monthly lecture series on preservation-related topics.

 

Upcoming Lectures 

 

Landmarks Illinois is partnering with One Book One Chicago for “Chicago’s Heroic Architecture” a lecture and visual presentation by Terry Tatum, former Director of Research of the City of Chicago's Landmarks Division, on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the Harold Washington Library Center from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Preservation Snapshots is on hiatus until March.

   

We look forward to presenting a spring series of lectures to inspire, engage and enrich.

 

Celebrating The Auditorium at 125

 

Celebrating The Auditorium at 125Landmarks Illinois is pleased to have partnered with The Auditorium Theatre in 2014 to honor the theater’s 125th anniversary. The occasion was marked by a year-long series of lectures celebrating The Auditorium Building. In addition in January 2014, the Preservation Snapshots lecture series was held at Roosevelt University’s Murray-Green Library, formerly the dining room of the Auditorium Hotel.

 

Learn about more Celebrating The Auditorium at 125

 

Tours of The Auditorium Theatre are available on Thursdays at 10:30 am. Tour tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased beginning 30 minutes prior to the tour at the Auditorium Theatre Box Office and in advance at Ticketmaster. More

 

 

 

     
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Experts in preservation - but also skilled in wit, humor and easy understanding - will present talks on a specific subject each month. Before each lecture there will be a Preservation Update, with announcements about upcoming meetings, other lectures and upcoming events related to preservation. Join us in our new location in The Auditorium Building, Roosevelt University’s Murray-Green Library, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, 10th floor, Chicago.

 

 
     

 

 

 

     
    Past Lectures  
 

 

2014

January “International Superstar!The Significance of The Auditorium Building”

February "Henry Hobson Richardson and His Chicago Legacy"

March "Restoring The Auditorium Building: The Earliest Years"

April "Tracking the Lost Treasures of the Auditorium"

May “Lost to Progress: Congress Street, the Auditorium, and the South Loop”

June "Trailing Louis Sullivan: The Restoration of Ganz Hall"

September "Sullivan in the Loop"

October "The Auditorium in Context: Chicago in the late 1880s"

November "Historic Chicago Theaters"

2013

January “It’s All About the Details: Randolph Tower Terra Cotta Restoration”

February “Ghost Façade: 618 S. Michigan”

March “Mies van der Rohe and Historic Preservation: A Report and Prognosis"

April “Hairpin Lofts: Art Deco Gem Transformation”

May "The Architecture of River Forest”

June "Wells Street Bridge Rehabilitation: A Moveable Monument Restored”

September "The Architecture of Barry Byrne"

October "Battledeck House: Modernism and Mechanization in Highland Park"

November "Construction, Demolition, and the Remaking of LaSalle"

2012

January “Henry Ives Cobbs’ Chicago”

February “A Star is Reborn”

March “Strike! Chicago's Early Bowling Recs”

April "Myth Busters: A New Perspective on the Chicago School"

May “Typography of Courtyard Apartment Buildings: Rogers Park 1907-1933”

June “The Ross House: A Laboratory for Green Building Technology”

September “Saving Goldblatt's: The story of a ragtag community's battle (and victory!) to preserve a neighborhood landmark”

October, "Glessner House at 125: History and Preservation"

November, "Chicago’s Own American Palace"

2011

January “Goldberg’s Prentice Hospital”

February “Absolute Sullivan”

March “Houses of Tomorrow Today”

April “Lake Point Tower: A Design History”

May “Special K: Chicago’s K-Town Historic District”

June “McCormick Place REDUX Winner”

September “Filming Chicago’s Loop”

October “40 Over 40”

November “Chicago’s Movable Bridges”

 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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