Three Modern Houses in the Chicagoland Suburbs

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This tour offers a study in contrasts at three remarkable houses in the Chicagoland suburbs. Architect Paul Schweikher designed his own House & Studio in 1938 as a sophisticated fusion of organic modernism and Japanese influences. The Ford House, designed in 1949 by Bruce Goff, is built of coal, glass, cedar, hemp, and pieces of a Quonset hut.  The McCormick House, built in 1952, is one of only three single-family houses designed by Mies van der Rohe in the US. Join the stewards of these houses for an up-close and personal view of what it means to live and work in these Modernist gems. The tour will include virtual visits inside each house and conclude with a live Q&A.

 

Tour leader: Todd Wenger, Sidney Robinson, and John McKinnon
Duration: 1 hour with live component and Q&A