Your Chance to Get Hands-On With Chicago’s Historic Architecture
Feb03

Your Chance to Get Hands-On With Chicago’s Historic Architecture

Do you like historic Prairie Avenue architecture? Do you have free time on your hands?  Then you’ll be interested in knowing that two of the city’s more historic homes currently have openings for docents. Both the Glessner House (1800 South Prairie Avenue) and the Clarke House (1855 South Indiana Avenue) are in need of people to conduct tours, talk to people, and do all of those other things that docents do.  No, you...

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Panel Discusses Challenges Of Preservation At Landmarks Illinois Award Presentation
Oct21

Panel Discusses Challenges Of Preservation At Landmarks Illinois Award Presentation

The nuts and bolts of managing and preserving a historic place were part of a fascinating discussion prior to last weekend’s Landmarks Illinois presentation of the annual Driehaus Foundation Awards. The subjects participants touched on were familiar to all preservationists—fund raising, attracting visitors, and what they might do if a big company offered an equally big check, with a slight catch. Glessner House Museum’s executive...

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Preservation Efforts Recognized At Landmarks Illinois Driehaus Awards Presentation
Oct21

Preservation Efforts Recognized At Landmarks Illinois Driehaus Awards Presentation

Rebuild Foundation took home the Project of the Year Award for its Dorchester Art + Housing project. The initiative reused the townhouses of an abandoned public housing development in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood, and converted a blighted block into something far different—a cultural hub focused around an active art center, along with 32 mixed-income rental units. Dorchester representative Demecina Beehn accepted the award...

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Week Links: May 25, 2012
May25

Week Links: May 25, 2012

The Glessner House Museum (1800 South Prairie Avenue) is having a book signing for Olivia Newport’s The Prusuit of Lucy Banning.  “Set on the corner of Prairie Avenue and 18th Street, The Pursuit of Lucy Banning gives readers an inside look at the rich and powerful on the eve of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chcago. Olivia Newport transports readers to a time of opulence in the first installment in the...

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A Peek Inside Private Chicago

There are a lot of nooks and crannies of Chicago that are reserved for certain types of people.  The adventurers.  The disadvantaged.  The well-connected.  The well-moneyed. Each group of people seems to have a few places known only to them. One of those private places is going to open to the public next month. I received an e-mail today from the people down at the Glessner House Museum (1800 South Prairie Avenue) letting me know that...

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Three Lectures Upcoming in the Prairie Avenue District

Got this e-mail today from the people down at the Glessner House (1800 South Prairie Avenue).  It’s a list of their upcoming lectures.  Looks like good stuff. Winter and Spring Lectures . The Autobiography of Irving K. Pond Lecture by David Swan Wednesday February 24, 2010 at 7:00pm Irving K. Pond was a distinguished Chicago architect, author, gifted storyteller, and national president of the American Institute of Architects....

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