Preserving the Modern Home

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 1:30 – 2:30 pm

150 Cottage Hill Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Architectural historian Susan Benjamin utilizes stunning historic images to highlight notable modern houses in and around Chicago and the efforts of their passionate owners to preserve them. Benjamin is head of Benjamin Historic Certifications and co-author ofGreat Houses of Chicago: 1871-1921(Acanthus Press, 2008) andModern in the Middle: Chicago Houses, 1929-1975(Monacelli Press, early 2020). 


Image: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, McCormick House, interior view of hall and kitchen, 1950s,  Hedrich Blessing Archive, HB17555B, Chicago Historical Society