Lee Bey Looks at Chicago’s Hidden Modernist Gems
On March 8 at 5:30 pm Lee Bey, Photographer & Architecture Contributor for WBEZ and wbez.org, will reveal the modernist treasure that lies in Chicago’s neighborhoods in his talk “When the Bauhaus Met the Bungalow Belt.” He will explore a wide-ranging but relatively anonymous collection of postwar homes, neighborhoods, churches, synagogues, dry-cleaners, medical buildings and other structures that visually broke from the past. Mr. Bey will share his photography and discuss the importance of bringing much-needed attention to these buildings that represent the next frontier in preservation. The lecture is part of the Chicago Modern: More than Mies events organized by the Save Prentice Coalition. The event will be held at Hafele, 154 West Hubbard Street, Chicago. The reception will begin at 5:30 with the lecture at 6 pm. Please RSVP if you’d like to attend.