Susan Benjamin

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Susan Benjamin is an architectural historian with 40-plus years of experience in a broad variety of preservation activities. She and members of her firm, Benjamin Historic Certifications, write National Register nominations, prepare Historic American Buildings Survey documentation and work with homeowners and developers so they may receive tax incentives for rehabilitating their historic buildings.  Susan frequently lectures on a variety of topics from historic landscapes and residential architecture to intriguing subjects like the history of the shopping mall. Before completing Modern in the Middle (Monacelli Press, 2020) with Michelangelo Sabatino, she and architect Stuart Cohen co-authored two books on Chicago area architecture: Great Houses of Chicago: 1871-1921 and North Shore Chicago: Houses of the Lakefront Suburbs 1890-1940, (Acanthus Press, 2008, 2004).