LBBA’s Pete Landon and Catherine Baker will present the National Public Housing Museum during a day-long “mobile symposium” on Saturday, March 23 that explores a past, present, and future look at the topic of “shelter” through public housing in Chicago. “Architecture is Activism… Shelter!” features a special tour of the Jane Addams Hull House Museum, a drive-by discussion (and short walk) of the historic architecture and landscape of Julia Lathrop Homes, a look at the Henry Horner Homes site and discussion of the plan for its redevelopment as West Haven, and a drive-by of one of the first public housing structures in Chicago, 1322 Taylor Street, The Jane Addams Homes, which is the future home of the National Public Housing Museum.
Featured speakers also include Bradford Hunt, Associate Professor of Social Science and History, Roosevelt University; Keith Magee, Executive Director National Public Housing Museum; and Crystal Palmer, West Haven Resident and Board Member of National Public Housing Museum. Chicago Architecture Foundation docent Tom Drebenstedt will serve as bus “emcee” to share architectural context along the route. Program includes a box lunch and space is limited to 50 participants.
To register for the Behind-the-Scenes Tour with the National Public Housing Museum, please visit the official event website.