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Architectural Lecture Series - John Waters presents “Richardson’s Other Chicago House”

  • The Cliff Dwellers 200 South Michigan Avenue, 22nd Floor Chicago United States (map)

The Society of Architectural Historians and the 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 14, 2019: John Waters presents “Richardson’s Other Chicago House”.

 While H.H. Richardson’s Glessner House is world famous, less well known is the Chicago house that he designed for the Glessners’ friends Franklin and Emily MacVeagh. The MacVeagh House, which stood on North Lake Drive until it was demolished in 1922, had many similarities to Glessner House, but several key differences. These two houses were both designed near the end of Richardson’s career, for clients who were a part of the same social world, but for clients who had very different goals in the building of their houses. They give an excellent opportunity both to examine Richardson’s varied responses to his clients and to consider just what makes for a successful house.

 John H. Waters, AIA is the preservation programs manager for The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, and co-director of the Victorian Society in America Chicago Summer School.

 Additional Info: 

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: 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.