Finding Chicago’s Hidden Modern Gems

by guest author, Jean Follett, Interim Executive Director of Landmarks Illinois For an architectural historian there is nothing more fun than finding hidden gems in familiar places. There are three places near my house in Hinsdale that make me smile every time I go by them, although I have been unable to identify an architect … 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, 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

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