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

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

Without Fuss or Feathers: Bertrand Goldberg, Hilliard Homes, and Architecture for the Poor, Part 2

This is the second part in a 2-part series on Bertrand Goldberg’s Hilliard Homes by guest author Susannah Ribstein Last time we read about the design for Hilliard Homes and Bertrand Goldberg’s radical idea that cutting-edge architecture might be able to soothe some of the pains of poverty. This time we’ll take a look at … Continue reading

Without Fuss or Feathers: Bertrand Goldberg, Hilliard Homes, and Architecture for the Poor

This is the first part in a 2-part series on Bertrand Goldberg’s Hilliard Homes by guest author Susannah Ribstein Nestled between the South Loop and Chinatown, near the rumbling elevated tracks of the CTA Red Line, sits one of Chicago’s most architecturally distinguished housing projects: the Raymond Hilliard Center. Designed by Bertrand Goldberg from 1963 … 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

Astor Tower Hotel: Goldberg in the Gold Coast

This is the first post in a series by guest author Susannah Ribstein The Astor Tower Hotel is an architectural gem hidden in plain sight. Located at the corner of Astor and Goethe Streets in the Gold Coast, it is a physically prominent but historically under-recognized tower designed by one of Chicago’s favorite modernist architects: … 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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