SWAN ON POND at AIA - Tuesday January 26th

David Swan on the Autobiography of Irving Pond at AIA Chicago

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
5:30 pm Reception – 6:00 pm Lecture
AIA Chicago, 35 E. Wacker Dr, Suite 250.
FREE for Members. $10 for Guests
Reservations are Required.
Please RSVP to sahchicago@gmail.com
or Judy Freeman at 773-929-0329.

Irving Kane Pond (1858-1939) was a partner with his brother Allen in Pond & Pond, an important architectural firm in Chicago from 1890 through 1929. Their buildings are among the best Chicago examples of the Arts and Crafts style. Among their best known structures are the Hull House dining halls, the American School of Correspondence Building and several buildings on the University of Chicago Campus. SAH members may remember the Julius Hegeler House (1902) adjacent to the Hegeler Carus mansion in LaSalle Peru from the summer 2007 trip.

Irving Pond wrote his autobiography between 1937 and 1939. The handwritten manuscript was given to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1939 where it has been kept since. Swan has redacted and edited the book and added several hundred photographs. Copies of the Autobiography will be available for sale at the event.

David Swan is a Chicago architect who studied architecture and city planning at IIT. In 2008, David edited and published the facsimile edition of The Book of the Fine Arts Building.