Thursday, March 14, 2024 @ 10:00 AM at Peoria Riverfront Museum
Modern in the Middle: Chicago Houses, 1929-1975
Professor of Architectural History & Preservation and John Vinci Distinguished Research Fellow, College of Architecture
Famed as the birthplace of that icon of 20th-century architecture – the skyscraper, Chicago also cultivated a more humble but no less consequential form of modernism – the private residence. Modern in the Middle: Chicago Houses, 1929-1975 will explore the substantial yet overlooked role that Chicago and its suburbs played in the development of the modern single-family house in the 20th century. In a city often associated with the outsize reputations of Frank Lloyd Wright and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the examples discussed in this illustrated lecture will expand and enrich our understanding of the region’s built environment.
Michelangelo Sabatino is a publicly engaged architectural historian, curator, and preservationist whose research and writing focuses primarily on modern architecture and the built environment. He is Professor of Architectural History and Preservation at IIT’s College of Architecture where he directs the Ph.D. program and is the inaugural John Vinci Distinguished Research Fellow.
Sponsored anonymously in memory of Cletis Roy Foley, one of Peoria’s terrific mid-century modern architects, and his wife Margaret, a passionate community volunteer
banner image: The Sylvia Valha and Francis J. Benda House designed by Winston Elting, Riverside, Illinois
LECTURE ALSO AVAILABLE BY ZOOM
free to MEMBERS, watch for link to register in FAS email on March 7, 2024
NON-MEMBERS, purchase ticket at 309tix.com