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Urban History Seminar

Virtual Urban History Seminar

Thursday, March 23

The Urban History Seminar series features a scholarly presentation followed by lively discussion. Aaron Shkuda, project manager at the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, presents “Commodities Capital of the World? Building for the Future of Trading in Chicago.”

The Zoom session will open at 6:45 p.m. with the program starting at 7:00 p.m. and concluding by 8:15 p.m. RSVP is required.

This session is free of charge; we would greatly appreciate a donation to the Museum in any amount. A Zoom link will be provided after registration.

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Exterior view of full facade of the new Chicago Board of Trade building at 141 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, c. 1930. Photographed for architects Holabird & Root by Ken Hedrich. HB-00893-C, CHM, Hedrich-Blessing Collection
View of a large group of men standing around a raised octagonal butter and egg trading pit at 136 W. Locke Street, Chicago, 1927. DN-0083610, Chicago Sun-Times/Chicago Daily News collection, CHM
The Board of Trade pit activity rises for wheat trading due to President John F. Kennedy's decision to sell wheat to Iron Curtain countries, Chicago, Oct. 10, 1963. As a result, wheat and bean prices have risen. ST-19031244-0027, Chicago Sun-Times collection, CHM

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23 rd

7:00–8:15 p.m.

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