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

Saint Procopius: The Modern Abbey Church and Monastery

This is the fifth post in a series on architect Edward Dart by guest author Matt Seymour. Although not the most famous of Dart’s designs (Water Tower Place on Michigan Avenue is Dart’s most recognizable building), St. Procopius Abbey Church and Monastery is one of his most distinctive designs.  Completed in 1967, St. Procopius is … Continue reading

Dart Residential Design: Distinctive Materials, Sites and Spaces

This is the third entry in a series on architect Edward Dart by guest author, Matt Seymour Edward Dart designed around 51 custom homes in the Chicago area during his independent career.  No two houses are the same, but they all incorporate natural materials like brick, wood and stone, inside and out.  The majority of … Continue reading

Churches for Changing Times

This is the second post in five-part series on architect Edward Dart by guest author Matt Seymour. Edward Dart: Church Architect From the early 1950s to the mid 1960s, Edward Dart designed 26 churches that were constructed primarily in the Chicago area.  The majority of the churches were designed in developing communities of the 1950s … Continue reading

An Introduction to Edward Dart

  This is the first post in a 5-part series on Edward Dart by guest author Matt Seymour. Edward Dart was one of the most prolific Chicago architects of the 1950s through the 1970s until he died suddenly at age 53.  Best known for his church designs, and at one time referred to as Chicago’s … Continue reading

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