In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of architect Howard Van Doren Shaw (May 7, 1869), this symposium brings together five scholars who will speak on various aspects of Shaw’s notable career.
During the 1920’s Chicago had it all:
Art Deco Buildings, Speakeasys, Jazz, Prohibition,
Telephones and Toasters!
Marktown, a former industrial town designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw in 1917 to house workers of the Indiana Harbor Works of the Mark Manufacturing Company. Marktown represents a rare example of town planning by Shaw.
The Near North Side developed as a wealthy enclave after the Great Chicago Fire when Potter and Bertha Palmer built their famous Castle-inspired mansion on Lake Shore Drive. Following the Palmers, other wealthy Chicagoans built their homes in the district, many relocating from the community around Second Presbyterian Church and Prairie Avenue.