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.
During the 1920’s Chicago had it all:
Art Deco Buildings, Speakeasys, Jazz, Prohibition,
Telephones and Toasters!
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.
Glessner House Executive Director and Curator Bill Tyre and architect Nate Lielasus will discuss the history of Chicago's Second Presbyterian Church, its ties to Lake Forest, and recent efforts to restore this National Historic Landmark.
In celebration of Black History Month, Friends of Historic Second Church will host author, speaker and educator Michelle Duster, co-editor of Michelle Obama’s Impact on African American Women and Girls.