Nate Lielasus will lead a walking tour of the community of 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 tour will focus on the history of the community; the original, only partially realized master plan; building typologies; and repeated design elements throughout the community. With several of Marktown's buildings already demolished, and the increasing threat of demolition of additional structures by the BP Whiting Refinery, this is a valuable opportunity to see one of Shaw's most significant late-career projects.
Meeting place: 400 Grove St., East Chicago, IN
An email will be sent to registrants with details on directions and possible car pooling option prior to the event.
$20 per person/ $18 for members