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

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