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chantilly

A Princely Estate: Domaine de Chantilly, France

February 11, 2013The Driehaus Museum has three sister institutions in Europe, each simply resplendent and embodying the highest ideals of preservation and classical architecture, just as we strive to do here in Chicago.Read Article

Lost Chiacgo

WBEZ Architecture Critic Lee Bey Talks with ‘Lost Chicago’ Authors

December 17, 2012The following blog post by WBEZ architecture critic Lee Bey, originally titled “New ‘Lost Chicago’ Book Explores the City That Once Was,” was published November 29, 2012, on his blog,.Read Article

the fair

119 Years since 1893: A Visit to Jackson Park

October 22, 2012Next week 119 years ago, with a crisp chill entering the air, the closing ceremonies concluded, the crowds began piling into Pullman cars to head back to their own parts of America, and the World Columbian Exposition’s dismantling began.Read Article

katherine

After the Fire, Quarries Dynamited

October 15, 2012The woman The Wire called a “bassoon colossus” treated us and our visitors here on Saturday to live performances of a work inspired by the Driehaus Museum’s unique architecture and history. Read Article

mansion-2003

[You Asked] Didn’t This Building Used to be Black?

October 04, 2012You Asked… Didn’t the Nickerson Mansion used to be black? And how did conservationists manage to clean the exterior?Read Article

Soane

An Architect’s Legacy: Sir John Soane’s Museum, London

September 18, 2012The Driehaus Museum has three sister institutions in Europe, each simply resplendent and embodying the highest ideals of preservation and classical architecture, just as we strive to do here in Chicago.Read Article

young girl

[Featured Member] Becca Brown, Young Preservationist

September 04, 2012This blog is part of an occasional series featuring Museum members. To share your story, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).Read Article

fullerton avenue

The Other McCormickville: Lincoln Park’s Seminary Townhouses

August 28, 2012Ah, Lincoln Park. Here, leafy trees offer dappled shade to quaint, historic residential buildings aligned in cozy, shoulder-to-shoulder rows.Read Article

wall

[Featured Designer] John Gardner Low

July 09, 2012John Gardner Low was a ceramics artist of about 41 when he approached the crowded exhibitions in Philadelphia at the 1876 Centennial Exposition. He was a Massachusetts man and had traveled far, like the millions of others, to see the first U.S. world’s fair.Read Article

endangered places

America’s Endangered Places

June 06, 2012Today the National Trust for Historic Preservation released its 25th anniversary list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Places. As always the range is wide, from the country’s post office buildings to private estates like Theodore Roosevelt’s North Dakota ranch or Malcolm X’s boyhood home.Read Article

dinning room

[Q&A] with Caitlin Emery of the Preservation Society of Newport County

May 14, 2012Last week, East Coast native Caitlin Emery traveled—she admitted—as far west as she’s ever been, to deliver a lecture entitled Innovation and Opulence: Stanford White and the Kingscote Dining Room at the Driehaus Museum.Read Article