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Preservation Snapshots Lecture: Century of Progress Homes Revisited
Preservation Snapshots Lecture: Century of Progress Homes Revisited
March, 17 2011 - March, 17 2011
Chicago Cultural Center - Chicago
Category: The City of Chicago's Official Tourism Site


In 1933-34, the Armco-Ferro house was visited by thousands of visitors to the Century of Progress Exhibition on Chicago’s Lakefront. After being seen by the world, the house and several others, including the famous “House of Tomorrow”, were shipped to Beverly Shores in northern Indiana.

For the past few years, several of the houses have been carefully restored. Architectural and art historian Rolf Achilles and Christoph Lichtenfeld, who with his wife, Char, have been restoring the Armco-Ferro House, talk about this work.

Preservation Snapshots is a series of discussions on preservation issues presented by Landmarks Illinois.

Next month: Lake Point Tower: A Design History

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