SYMPOSIUM: Historic Preservation at 50

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SYMPOSIUM: Historic Preservation at 50

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Celebrating 50 Years of Preservation 

Many view the loss of Louis Sullivan's Stock Exchange Building in 1971 as the launch of the preservation movement in Chicago. But in 1966, a small group of individuals formed the Chicago School of Architecture Foundation to save H. H. Richardson's epochal Glessner House from demolition. That same year, Congress passed the National Historic Preservation Act and a new historic preservation movement gained traction in cities from coat to coast, including Chicago.

Looking Toward the Future

Join Glessner House Museum, in partnership with Landmarks Illinois, AIA Chicago, and Friends of Historic Second Church as we present Historic Preservation at 50: Chicago and the Future of the Movement. This day-long symposium event will celebrate one of the first great preservation success stories in Chicago, explore why we continue to save old buildings in the 21st century, and generate broad input into the future of historic preservation, its role in society now and for generations to come.

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Members of Glessner House Museum, Landmarks Illinois, AIA Chicago, and Friends of Historic Second Church receive reduced admission. Please select from dropdown menu below.

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