Youth Center to be Named After Chicago Architect and Philanthropist
Nov03

Youth Center to be Named After Chicago Architect and Philanthropist

One of the most well-known named in Chicago architecture will be honored posthumously today. Sidney Epstein died this past February, leaving behind a built legacy that includes the Chicago Federal Center and the Harold Washington Library. But perhaps the way he most affected people was through helping found the Chicago Youth Centers. Today, the organization’s building in North Lawndale will be renamed in his honor. Unlike many...

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Passings: Sidney Epstein
Feb05

Passings: Sidney Epstein

2016 is barely a month old, and it’s been a very rough year already for high-profile deaths.  Now Chicago’s architecture industry has been touched by the passing of Sidney Epstein at the age of 92. Reflecting its later-day bias, sadly Wikipedia does not contain an entry for Mr. Epstein, who joined the family firm in 1945.  But a selection of the buildings his firm worked on while he was there includes The Chicago Federal...

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