Landmarks Illinois Free Lectures. Landmarks Illinois sponsors a series of free lectures Preservation Snapshots throughout the year. All events take place at the Auditorium Building, Roosevelt University’s Congress Lounge, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, 2nd Floor unless otherwise indicated.
Southern Exposure: A Look at the Architectural Treasures of Chicago’s South Side
When: Friday, November 30, 2018 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago
Free, Reservations Required
COTC note: This event is free and while you will get into the new and fabulous Chicago Architecture Center I doubt you will be able to tour the exhibits without paying the $12 admission. I bet you will only be able to get into the gift shop. It’s worth the $12 if you haven’t been. Chicago Architecture Center
About the program
Photographer and architecture critic Lee Bey shows and discusses the fantastic architecture of Chicago’s South Side. Veering away from the usual “ruin porn” depictions of the area, Bey shows neighborhoods filled with remarkable places and spaces and argues the South Side has the finest collection of architecture in Chicago outside of downtown.
About Lee Bey
Lee Bey is an architectural critic and photographer who’s worked for former Mayor Richard M. Daley, the Chicago Sun-Times and the School of the Art Institute, among other places.
About Landmarks Illinois
Landmarks Illinois is the state’s leading voice for historic preservation. The 1971 demolition of Adler and Sullivan’s Chicago Stock Exchange Building gave rise to the formation of Landmarks Illinois. Today, it is statewide organization with 2500 members.
Since its founding, Landmarks Illinois has saved countless architectural and historic treasures throughout the state. The organization has established a variety of programs to facilitate, promote, and educate people about historic preservation.
Landmarks Illinois’ founding mission was to stop the demolition of significant buildings in downtown Chicago. Its mission today now encompasses architecturally and historically significant sites, structures, and districts in all the cities, towns, and rural areas of Illinois.
The Marquette Building, the Chicago Theater, the Reliance Building, and St. Mary of the Angels Church in Chicago, Bloomington Courthouse Square, Oakbrook’s Mayslake, and the Zimmerman farm archaeological site are among the places that Landmarks Illinois has helped save for future generations.