Lee Bey Looks at Chicago’s Hidden Modernist Gems

The Illinois Federal Savings and Loan in Bronzeville is just one of many hidden modernist gems in Chicago that Lee Bey will uncover in his talk on March 8. Photo by Lee Bey.

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.

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