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Chicago Jewish Architects: A Legacy of Modernism

  • 5959 North Sheridan Road Chicago, IL, 60660 United States (map)

Congregation Emanuel Synagogue
5959 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago

RSVP not required*

Birthplace of the skyscraper, Chicago played an important role in the development of architectural Modernism. This great legacy includes the contributions of many Jewish architects, some now famous and others who have long been overlooked. In this presentation, historian Julia Bachrach will highlight the work of Chicago Jewish architects from the late 1880s through the 1970s.  Featured architects and firms include Dankmar Adler, Alfred S. Alschuler, Walter W. Ahlschlager, Ernest Grunsfeld Jr., Emanuel V. Buchsbaum, Dubin & Dubin, Loebl, Schlossman & Bennett, and Loewenberg & Loewenberg.

*Admission is free but parking is not available in the synagogue lot.  (The Malibu Condominium at 6007 N. Sheridan Road has a lot with hourly parking.)

Image: Architectural Details of Loebl, Schlossman & Demuth’s Temple Sholom. Photo by Eric Allix Rogers.


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