MAS Context Fall Talks 2014
Bruce G. Moffat


Video shot by Ben Derico and Pat Elifritz. Edited by Ben Derico.


Lecture by Bruce G. Moffat as part of the MAS Context 2014 Fall Talks in Chicago. The lecture took place on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. The Fall Talks are hosted by the Society of Architectural Historians.


Bruce G. Moffat is a transportation enthusiast with many years of service at the Chicago Transit Authority. He is the author of several books about Chicago’s transportation, including Forty Feet Below: The Story of Chicago’s Freight Tunnels (Interurban Pr, 1982), The Chicago Tunnel Story: Exploring the Railroad “Forty Feet Below” (CERA B-135, 2002), and The “L”: The Development of Chicago’s Rapid Transit System, 1888-1932 (CERA B-131, 1995). He is co-author, with Michael Williams and Richard Cahan, of Chicago: City on the Move (Cityfiles Press, 2007).

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One Response to “MAS Context Fall Talks 2014
Bruce G. Moffat”

  1. Norman Edsel Kelker says:

    I am trying to put together my family history, and that leads me to Chicago where my ancestor Rudolph Frederick Kelker was an engineer in the Chicago Transit System from 1917 to after the construction of the first subway in 1943. He submitted detailed transit plans in 1923 and in 1939 “A Comprehensive Plan for the Extension of the Subway System of the City of Chicago.” Do you know if this is the plan that was used for the construction of the subway that opened in 1943?
    Any information that you could provide would be greatly appreciated.
    Norman Kelker
    343 East 30th Street
    Apt. 2J
    New York, NY 10016
    917 757-9836 (cell)

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