Tuesday September 2, 2014. Doors open at 6 pm.
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF LOCATION FOR THIS LECTURE. DUE TO THE WATER DAMAGE SUFFERED BY THE CHARNLEY-PERSKY HOUSE DURING THE RECENT TORRENTIAL RAINS, THIS LECTURE WILL BE HOSTED BY THE GRAHAM FOUNDATION FOR ADVANCED STUDIES IN THE FINE ARTS.
We are excited to inaugurate our 2014 Fall Talks with Bruce G. Moffat. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, September 2 at the Charnley-Persky House, headquarters of the Society of Architectural Historians.
Moffat is a transportation enthusiast with many years of service at the Chicago Transit Authority and 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)
In his talk, he will discuss the history of the Chicago Freight tunnels, a system he visited several times and a topic he covered for the Network issue of MAS Context.
The event will take place at the Charnley-Persky House, the international headquarters of the Society of Architectural Historians. The National Historic Landmark, designed by Adler and Sullivan at the time that Frank Lloyd Wright was a draftsman in their office, is internationally recognized as a turning point in modern residential architecture. To learn more about the house and the organization, please visit www.sah.org.
What: Lecture by Bruce G. Moffat
When: Tuesday September 2, 2014. Doors open at 6 pm. Lecture starts at 6:30 pm.
The Charnley-Persky House – 1365 North Astor Street, Chicago
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts – 4 West Burton Place, Chicago, IL 60610 (Clark/Division Stop Red Line)
Cost: $10 suggested donation at the door. Includes lights snacks.
Registration: Yes as space is limited.