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

Populuxe on the Park: St. Joseph Hospital

This is the second in a series of posts on Chicago’s Modern hospitals by guest author Nate Lielasus If you have ever driven South down North Lake Shore Drive, you have probably noticed the turquoise walls of St. Joseph Hospital, located at the corner of Lake Shore Drive and Diversey Parkway. The end walls of … 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

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

“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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