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Chicago’s remarkable architectural legacy includes the contributions of many Jewish architects. Some are quite famous while others have long been overlooked. This seminar explores the lives and work of more than a dozen Chicago Jewish architects from the 1870s through the 1970s. Learn about architects like Dankmar Adler and Alfred S. Alschuler and firms such as Oman & Lilienthal and Dubin & Dubin, as well as the forgotten landscape architect, Gertrude Deimul Kuh. Discover the role of Jewish developers in building Chicago.
One session. Registration – $50
Julia Bachrach is a historian and preservationist whose books include The City in a Garden: A History of Chicago's Parks. She presented on Jewish architects to the Chicago Jewish Historical Society in 2018 and has continued her research since then.
A selection of shorter materials distributed by the instructor.
There is no reading assignment for this seminar.
Registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, May 19th. Newberry Associates members at the Literati level and above will have access to early registration beginning May 12th at 10am. Learn more about membership benefits and becoming a Newberry Associate.
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We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.
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