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Chicagoland Prize Homes

In 1945, the Chicago Tribune held a design competition for modest family homes. Most of the nearly 1,000 submissions are lost, but a few designs were published, and a small number were built. Siobhan Moroney, associate professor of politics at Lake Forest College, shares insight into what Americans expected in their postwar homes, while the changes in the built homes indicate how American housing preferences have evolved
since then.

$15, $8 members

6:00 P.M. reception with cash bar, 6:30 P.M. lecture followed by Q+A.

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6:00 p.m.



$ 15

$8 Members

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