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  • Tours highlight architectural gems in Elmhurst

     Tours highlight architectural gems in Elmhurst
    Twenty of Elmhurst's most distinguished residential, commercial and public buildings will be on display during trolley tours sponsored by the city's Historic Preservation Commission on July 18.
  • Tim Samuelson: Chicago's cultural historian

    Tim Samuelson: Chicago's cultural historian
    Tim Samuelson, as cheerful and unwieldy and outsized as a sheepdog, plowed his hands inside his kitchen cabinets and rooted about, the clatter of plastic against plastic sounding throughout his apartment. It was a weekday morning, an hour before he...

    Illinois 'glass house' for sale for $619,000

    A "glass house" designed by a student of noted architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in Olympia Fields is for sale. The "House on a Bluff" designed by H.P. Davis "Deever" Rockwell in Olympia Fields is up for $619,000, according to the (Tinley Park) Daily...

    Van der Rohe protege-designed 'glass house' for sale

    Van der Rohe protege-designed 'glass house' for sale
    The Farnsworth House, the classic distillation of Mies van der Rohe's architectural aesthetic that would inform modern design for decades, is at its essence a summer cottage. Visitors to the home's site in Plano — nearly 10,000 in 2014 —...

    Trust considers moving Mies van der Rohe home on the Fox River

    Trust considers moving Mies van der Rohe home on the Fox River
    With its white frame of steel seemingly hovering over a verdant landscape, architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House is elegant simplicity defined. But protecting the modernist landmark from the floodwaters of the Fox River is turning out to...