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Keck and Keck Architects Lecture and House Tour

Date: 
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Time: 
2:00 p.m.
Location: 
Lecture at Lake Forest Country Day School, 145 South Green Bay Road, LF; tour at the Cahn House
Cost: 
$45 members, $55 non-members

Join the Historical Society on Sunday, May 17 for a special program about mid-century architects Keck and Keck. Architect Stuart Cohen will lecture about this celebrated firm and then guests will visit the Bertram J. Cahn house. The lecture will start at 2 pm at Lake Forest Country Day School. It is then a very short walk over to the Cahn house where refreshments will be served.

When Mrs. Bertram (Irma) Cahn wanted to build a summer home in Lake Forest, she contacted architect George Keck to design the house. Known for his work designing one of the “Houses of Tomorrow” at the 1933 Century of Progress Fair in Chicago, George Keck was well versed in “modern” architecture. But Mrs. Cahn was even more forward thinking. She told the architect that she didn’t want the house of tomorrow, she wanted “the house of the day after tomorrow”!

Although the Cahn house has been added on to significantly, it is a splendid example of mid-century modern architecture. Special thanks to the homeowners for the opportunity to tour this home. Guests will be provided with booties for the house tour – please wear flat shoes.

This is one of several programs the Historical Society is putting on this year in connection with The Gem mock newspaper, which will feature all the local news of 1933 and appear in your mailboxes in April.

Purchase tickets below or by calling 847.234.5253. Reservations are required.