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We welcome all to join our group for upcoming tours, educational events, and parties! Members receive first chance to reserve free or discounted tickets for these limited-space events, on a first come first served basis. So please join us!


Upcoming Events:

Landmarks Illinois / CBB / Docomomo
Living Modern Series



We are pleased to announce that
Landmarks Illinois will host three lectures on
Mid-Century Modern Residential Design
and co-host an open house of a 1955-designed home in Glencoe
with Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond and Docomomo.
Our members are invited to attend any or all of these FREE events:

Thursday, March 24
Architecture of I.W. Colburn
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission: Free
Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka


Jay Pridmore’s new book, I. W. Colburn: Emotion in Modern Architecture, chronicles the career of one of Chicago’s most influential mid-century modernists.

Colburn’s houses, institutional buildings, and religious structures feature a highly refined blend of structural expression and deeply embedded elements of traditional architecture. Colburn was an independent architect whose sculptural buildings were controversial in his time, but whose mastery of proportion, materials, and space have gained wide recognition 50 years later.

Books will be available for sale and signing.
Co-hosted by the Winnetka Landmark Commission.
Speaker: Jay Pridmore is the author of more than 20 books,
many of them about Chicago architecture.
His Chicago Architecture and Design (Abrams, 2005) remains a bestseller in its class.

Sunday, April 17: Living Modern in Glencoe
Open House preview
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Admission: Free

Address will be made available with RSVP

Preview tour of a 1955-one time owner, custom-built home soon to go on the market. Designed by the architectural firm of Whalley and Gould and interiors by Marion Heuer, a noted interior decorator of the time, this quad-level home is completely intact Truly a time capsule house!
Co-hosted by Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond and DOCOMOMO Chicago.

Please RSVP to Lisa DiChiera, dichieral@lpci.org
Address will be emailed to you



Thursday, April 21:
Mid-Century Century Century Modern in Chatham
12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Admission: Free
The Auditorium Building, Roosevelt University Place: Murray-Green Library
430 S. Michigan Avenue, 10th floor, Chicago


An exploration of Chatham’s architecturally significant mid-century modern homes and the stories they tell of Chicago’s twentieth-century African American middle class. At mid-century, Chatham was home to at least three black-owned financial institutions including Independence Bank, a branch of Illinois Service Federal Savings and Loan, and Seaway Bank and Trust. These banks provided traditional mortgages with fair terms to African Americans who had been previously denied access to home loans. These banks helped built Chatham.

Speaker: Krisann Rehbein is a design advocate, writer and educator. She is founder of Building City Lab, a consulting practice focused on design education and writing, in Milwaukee. Rehbein is also a regular contributor to New City, an arts and culture bi-weekly published in Chicago.

Thursday, May 19
Bruce Goff’s Ford House: Living in Joyful Order
12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Admission: Free
The Auditorium Building, Roosevelt University Place: Murray-Green Library
430 S. Michigan Avenue, 10th floor, Chicago

An in-depth look at the history and importance of Bruce Goff's iconic 1949 Ruth and Sam Ford House in Aurora. Working on the theory that the circle is “an informal, gathering-around, friendly form,” Goff designed the home with a center circle 50 feet in diameter and two circular bedroom wings. It is constructed of anthracite coal, steel, glass, cedar, and hemp, and has remained relatively unchanged since its construction. The house is the focus of a new journal published by Friends of Kebyar featuring essays by speakers John H. Waters and Sidney K. Robinson as well as never-before-published drawings, photos, and more.


Oakton Community College Presents:

Convergence/Divergence: Exploring Black Mountain College
and Chicago’s New Bauhaus/Institute of Design


Oakton Community College
1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016

February 4 – March 25, 2016

This exhibition explores the relationship between the two most direct Bauhaus educational descendants in America, Josef Albers’ Black Mountain College in North Carolina and Chicago’s New Bauhaus/Institute of Design founded by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. Examples of both faculty and student work will reveal the shared pedagogy rooted in the German Bauhaus structure and method, and illuminate the role that these two adapted Bauhaus educational models had in nurturing and defining modernism in the American culture. Exhibition produced by the Black Mountain College Museum and curated by Michael Reid.




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