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Updates on the House of Tomorrow Rehabilitation

Latest Updates on 1933 House of Tomorrow Rehab
When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017; 4:30 p.m. reception, illustrated talk at 5:00 p.m.; dinner from 6:00 -7:00 p.m.
What: The preservation effort for the House of Tomorrow is getting underway. The 1933 World's Fair ideal house pavilion was designed by Chicago architect George Fred Keck. In addition to rehab, a relevant question is this: What will Tomorrow's House of Tomorrow be?
Lead architect, Charles Hasbrouck, FAIA, of bKL Architecture has assembled a team under the supervision of Indiana Landmarks, with project manager Todd Zeiger. This group includes Edward Torres, preservation expert at Bauer Latoza Studio, Helen Kessler, on sustainability, Michael Ford, structural engineering, Jose Rodriguez, engineering services, of Willoughby Engineering.

The national treasure is currently on view and is undergoing preservation work in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Park in Indiana. In the early 1930s, as America was in the grips of the Great Depression, the twelve-sided International Style “House of Tomorrow” showed millions of World’s Fair attendees in Chicago (and people all over the world) a gleaming, technology-driven vision of what domestic life could be like in the future. Learn also about the challenges of preserving a Modernist icon, what time has done to the house, and what can be done to help restore it to its former glory. Please join us for this interesting presentation!
Cost: No charge for members, non-member guests.
Where: Cliff Dwellers, 200 S. Michigan Avenue, 22nd floor, Chicago. (For dinner reservations @ $35.00 per person, please call Cliff Dwellers at 312-922-8080 for the special dinner by Chef Victor; validated parking after 4:00 p.m., $14.00 at the Adams-Wabash garage, SW corner, get parking card from night manager at the Cliff Dwellers).
RSVP: Reservations are required for the talk: To sign up, please contact Judy Freeman by email: jrfree3500@aol.com, or by telephone at: 773-929-0329. Reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis, as space is limited. Optional dinner, details above.
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SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation for its operating support.
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