The Society of Architectural Historians and Cliff Dwellers, in co-sponsorship with the Friends of Downtown and the Chicago Chapter of the AIA, are pleased to present another in their series of architectural events on Thursday March 8, 2018; Glen Madeja presents The Heart Loves the Sacred Refuge of its Own Home: Interior Restoration of the Frances Willard House.
Using the designs and philosophy of Andrew Jackson Downing, Josiah Willard designed a nine-room Gothic Revival house, closely resembling a design for “A Cottage for a Country Clergyman” in Downing’s 1842 pattern book Cottage Residences and Cottage Grounds. Located in Evanston, the house has been restored and currently operates as a museum.
Glen Madeja began his tenure at the Frances Willard House Museum in 2010, bringing more than twenty-five years of experience in the business world. He started as the volunteer gardener in Fall 2010, became the Treasurer of the Frances Willard Historical Association in April 2011, and became its first Executive Director in November 2012. With recent changes made there, he is now the Executive Director of the parent organization, the Center for Women’s History and Leadership.
Cocktails: Cash bar opens at 4:30 p.m.
Free Program: Begins 6:15 p.m.
Dinner: Available after the program, a la carte.
Reservations for dinner are requested: email@example.com or call 312-922-8080. Discount parking is available after 4:00 at the garage located at 17 E. Adams – enter on Adams between Wabash and State. Ask for a discount coupon at the check-in desk.