Two In October: Dart with DOCOMOMO & Prairie Avenue with Bill Tyre

DOCOMOMO/SAH TOUR of Architect Edward Dart’s Houses of Worship on October 8, 2011

When: Saturday, October 8 at 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Meet: American Girl store (north entrance) Water Tower Place
Cost: $65.00 for members of Docomomo, SAH, CCSAH & Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture of the A.I.A., $75.00 non-members; tour bus and box lunches provided.
RSVP: Please send your check made out to CCSAH, c/o SAH, 1365 N. Astor St, Chicago IL 60610-2144 by Monday, October 3, 2011.
Tour four significant works by postwar modernist architect Ed Dart (1922-1975). Trained at Yale University, Dart designed Water Tower Place and Pick-Staiger Auditorium in Evanston as a partner at Loebl, Schlossman, Bennett & Dart, also designing many houses and 26 churches. We will be touring St. Michael’s Episcopal Rectory in Barrington, St. Matthew United Church of Christ in Wheaton, St. Procopius Abbey in Lisle, St. John of the Cross, Western Springs, and First St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church on LaSalle Street in Chicago, as part of the 5th Annual National Study Day for DOCOMOMO, the working party for the Documentation and Conservation of Buildings, Sites and Neighborhoods of the Modern Movement.

For more information, please contact Susan van der Meulen at 312-944-5798 or email sahchicago@gmail.com.

PRAIRIE AVENUE TOUR with Historian William Tyre of Glessner House Museum

When: Sunday, October 30th from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Meet: Glessner House Museum, 1800 S. Prairie
Cost: $15.00 members; $20.00 non-members Please join CCSAH and historian William Tyre for a fascinating glimpse and interior tour of two19th century mansions which are back to back, the neoclassical W.H. Reid house of 1894 by Beers, Clay and Dutton architects, at 2013 S. Prairie (first steel-framed house in the city), and the Wheeler/Kohn boutique hotel of 1870 by Otis Wheelock, architect (Second Empire style), rescued from demolition in 1997. If time permits, we are also touring the Second Presbyterian Church at 1936 S. Michigan Avenue, by architect James Renwick (1874; rebuilt by Howard Van Doren Shaw, 1900).
Here’s an opportunity for a “walk through time” of Chicago’s gilded age on Hallowe’en eve, with exterior tours of Glessner House (H.H. Richardson, 1886), Kimball House (Solon Beman, 1890), and the Clarke House Museum (1836), plus the nearby Purdy, Rees and Keith houses.

RSVP by October 18th to sahchicago@gmail.com or to Judy Freeman at (773)929-0329.