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Chicago Jewish Architects: A Legacy of Modernism

  • Temple Beth Israel 3601 Dempster Street Skokie, IL, 60076 United States (map)

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. Architects and firms including Dankmar Adler, Alfred S. Alschuler, Walter W. Ahlschlager, Ernest Grunsfeld Jr., Emanuel V. Buchsbaum, Oman & Lilienthal, Dubin & Dubin, Loebl, Schlossman & Bennett, and Loewenberg & Loewenberg will be featured.  For more information, visit

General admission $10 per person at the door.
CJHS members and TBI members free.

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

Earlier Event: February 21
The City in a Garden