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Chicago Parkitecture

This 4-session seminar at the Newberry Library will highlight the fascinating evolution of buildings and structures in Chicago’s parks. From Victorian refectories and conservatories to the world’s first field houses to Modernistic Depression-era bridges and bathing pavilions, Chicago parks have long been the settings for many of the city’s most significant works of architecture. Not only will the work of such renowned designers as Daniel H. Burnham, William Le Baron Jenney and Dwight H. Perkins be explored, but participants will also learn about talented but lesser-known architects such as Clarence Hatzfeld and Emanuel V. Buchsbaum.

Wednesdays, four sessions through October 18. Register at

Image: Carlson Cottage, an 1888 ladies bathroom in Lincoln Park, was designed by architect Joseph Lyman Silsbee