Lost Dart, Losing Goldberg

This is the final post in a five-part series on Edward Dart by guest author Matt Seymour. In a 1960 article written for the Chicago American by Ernest Tucker entitled “New Buildings Too Much Alike,” the state of Chicago’s architectural scene was discussed— Tucker coined a phrase where he referred to modern architecture as the … Continue reading

The Edge of Gruen: Shopping Malls and Suburbia

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? The Architecture and Design Film Fest starts this Friday at the Music Box. You have a chance to see a number of amazing films on mid-century and Modern architecture and landscapes including Eames: The Architect and Painter, The Pruitt-Igoe Myth, and The Gruen Effect: Victor Gruen and … Continue reading

Don Draper Meets Bertrand Goldberg

Martinis, skinny ties, and cocktail dresses filled the Holiday Club on Sunday night. We packed the house with fans of Bertrand Goldberg and Mad Men for a viewing party of the Season 5 premier. If you weren’t lucky enough to join us, check out what you missed…

Watch Mad Men & Save Prentice!

Still not sure how to spend your Sunday night? Well, we’ve got your answer! Come to the Holiday Club and join us for the Season 5 Premier of Mad Men on the big screen! Hang out with your friends, fellow Mad Men fans, and lovers of Bertrand Goldberg as we welcome back Don, Betty, Roger … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Get Ready for Chicago Modern Events!

What do Pulitzer-Prize winning architectural critic Paul Goldberger, architect and “Mall Maker” Victor Gruen, Mad Men’s Don Draper, and the Hancock Center have in common? They all are part of the “Chicago Modern: More than Mies” events this spring! The Save Prentice Coalition, along with CAF, the Mies van der Rohe Society, AIA Chicago, the … Continue reading

Cast Your Vote to Show Prentice Some Love!

Do you ♥ Prentice? Thanks to everyone who Showed Prentice Some Love for Valentine’s Day! The five best valentines are posted and you can cast your vote by Feb. 16th to let us know which one you like best. The winners will get some fabulous prizes, include free beer and bowling at the 10pin at … Continue reading

“Chicago Modern: More than Mies” is here!

by Chris Morris, Chicago Field Office, National Trust for Historic Preservation Chicago is a city that has long been known for architectural innovation. For over a century it’s been the home to some of the most prominent figures on the architecture scene and their canonical buildings. And when people think of Chicago’s Modern architecture, they most … Continue reading

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