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    • Thursday, October 24, 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • Chicago, IL
    • 3

    Please join APT WGLC at 5:30 on October 24th for a fun-filled haunted evening! We’ll take a casual walking tour of North Michigan Ave. and make stops at three notable sites to learn about their history and alleged haunted connections. We’ll end the tour at another local bar for those who’d like to stay longer. We anticipate the walking tour with included bar stop will take approximately one hour.

    This program is limited to the first twenty registrants. Attendance for members is free, there is a $5.00 charge for non-members, fee must be paid at the time of registration.

    Stops will include:

    1st site: Drake Hotel 140 E. Walton Pl. (meet here for a drink at the hotel bar Coq D'Or at 5:30 pm, tour starts at 6:00)

    2nd site: Chicago Water Tower 806 N. Michigan Ave. (.3 mile/5 min walk from Drake Hotel)

    3rd site: John Hancock Center 875 N. Michigan Ave (.2 mile/4 min walk from WT) Grab a drink at the Signature Room after the tour if you'd like. 

    • Monday, November 04, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Unity Temple, 875 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301

    Please join the National Park Service, the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, Unity Temple Restoration Foundation, and APT WGLC on November 4th at 6:00 pm for an evening program at Unity Temple to celebrate the recent UNESCO World Heritage List inscription of eight sites designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The program will include a brief slide presentation and lecture from Phyllis Ellin and Barbara Gordon of the nomination process.

    Attendees will be eligible for 1 AIA CEU (pending approval). Registration is open to everyone. Local street parking is available.

    Wright is widely considered to be the greatest American architect of the 20th century, and the sites in the group inscription span his influential career. They include Unity Temple (constructed 1906-1909, Oak Park, Illinois), the Frederick C. Robie House (constructed 1910, Chicago, Illinois), Taliesin (begun 1911, Spring Green, Wisconsin), Hollyhock House (constructed 1918-1921, Los Angeles, California), Fallingwater (constructed 1936-1939, Mill Run, Pennsylvania), the Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House (constructed 1936-1937, Madison, Wisconsin), Taliesin West (begun 1938, Scottsdale, Arizona) and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (constructed 1956-1959, New York, New York). The collection represents the first modern architecture designation in the country on the prestigious list. As Barbara Gordon stated, “This recognition by UNESCO is a significant way for us to reconfirm how important Frank Lloyd Wright was to the development of modern architecture around the world.”

    There are nearly 400 remaining structures designed by Wright. The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy hopes that the inscription of these eight major works also brings awareness to the importance of preserving all of his buildings as a vital part of our artistic, cultural and architectural heritage. It is the Conservancy’s belief that all communities where a Wright building stands should appreciate what they have and share in the responsibility to protect their local—and world—heritage. The eight inscribed sites have played a prominent role in the development and evolution of Modern architecture during the first half of the 20th century and continuing to the present.

    The Wright nomination has been in development for more than 15 years, a coordinated effort between the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, each of the nominated sites and independent scholars, with a substantial financial commitment realized through subsidies and donations, countless hours donated by staff and volunteers, and the guidance and assistance of the National Park Service. The nomination effort was spearheaded by Fallingwater Director Emerita and founding Conservancy board member Lynda Waggoner, with Fallingwater contributing support and expertise in the nomination’s preparation.

    Phyllis Ellin is a contract historian and architectural historian for the U.S. National Park Service’s Office of International Affairs, focusing on the World Heritage program.  She has guided the preparation of several U.S. nominations, and has served on U.S. delegations to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee since 2008.  

    Barbara Gordon is the Executive Director of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, which is the only organization dedicated to facilitating the preservation and stewardship of the remaining built works designed by Frank Lloyd Wright through advocacy, education and technical services.  The Conservancy was responsible for the coordination of the nomination of 8 Frank Lloyd Wright buildings to the World Heritage list, which includes Oak Park’s Unity Temple.

    • Wednesday, December 04, 2019
    • UIC Chicago, IL

    Save the date! Join us on the evening of December 4th for a round-table discussion with preservation industry contractors. Please check back for more information. 

Past events

Thursday, October 03, 2019 Minnesota Bulletin Club - Laser Cleaning
Friday, September 27, 2019 Project Tour: Milwaukee Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
Friday, September 06, 2019 Historic Lime Techniques Workshop
Thursday, August 01, 2019 Members-only Tour of Old Cook County Hospital
Friday, July 19, 2019 Casting Foundry Tour - Becker Precision Casting, Inc.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Minnesota Bulletin Club Meeting
Saturday, June 22, 2019 Guided Tour of the House of Tomorrow
Friday, May 17, 2019 2019 APT WGLC / CHSA Symposium: Preservation of Industrial Archaeology and Its Construction History
Wednesday, May 08, 2019 Minnesota Bulletin Club Meeting
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 FLW Seth Peterson Cottage Tour and Restoration Review
Saturday, April 06, 2019 APT WGLC/SAIC Historic Preservation Program Student Mentoring Event
Saturday, March 23, 2019 Traditional Building: Vernacular Means and Methods
Thursday, March 21, 2019 Wisconsin Bulletin Club
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Minnesota Bulletin Club Meeting
Thursday, February 28, 2019 Wiss, Janney, Elstner, Associates Laboratory Tour
Thursday, February 21, 2019 APT WGLC Bowling Social
Thursday, January 24, 2019 Madison: APT WGLC Annual Meeting
Thursday, January 24, 2019 Minneapolis: APT WGLC Annual Meeting
Thursday, January 24, 2019 Chicago: APT WGLC Annual Meeting
Friday, December 07, 2018 Decorative Gilding Workshop
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 Minnesota Bulletin Club Meeting
Thursday, November 01, 2018 Haunted Architecture Walk
Friday, October 26, 2018 Terrazzo Restoration Workshop
Monday, September 24, 2018 APTI College of Fellows Keynote Address - Live Stream Viewing
Monday, September 17, 2018 Structural Engineering in Historic Preservation - Examples of Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters.
Wednesday, September 05, 2018 Minnesota Bulletin Club Meeting
Saturday, July 28, 2018 Frank Lloyd Wright's Redesigned Fabyan Villa Tour
Thursday, July 12, 2018 Wisconsin Bulletin Club Meeting
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Minnesota Bulletin Club Meeting
Friday, June 29, 2018 Union Station - WGLC Member Tour
Monday, June 11, 2018 Preservation of Fire-Damaged Platteville Limestone
Monday, June 04, 2018 Building Science and Preservation Workshop
Saturday, April 21, 2018 2018 Symposium: Preservation Challenges of Modernist Structures
Thursday, April 12, 2018 School of the Art Institute, Historic Preservation Program Mentorship Event
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 Bulletin Club, MN and WI
Thursday, February 15, 2018 APT WGLC Bowling Social
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Bulletin Club and Chapter Annual Meeting
Thursday, January 18, 2018 Lecture on FLW's Unity Temple Restoration
Thursday, January 11, 2018 2018 Annual Meeting and Presentation on the Restoration of All Saints Episcopal Church
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Old Chicago Main Post Office - WGLC Members Tour
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Bulletin Club Meeting
Monday, November 06, 2017 History and Use of Scagliola
Friday, October 27, 2017 Historic Decorative Stenciling Workshop
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Preservation and River's Edge Redevelopment Tax Credits - Rockford
Thursday, October 05, 2017 Old Chicago Main Post Office - WGLC Members Tour
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 APT WGLC Bulletin Club
Friday, September 15, 2017 School of the Art Institute, Historic Preservation Program Mentorship Event
Saturday, September 09, 2017 Happy Hour Downtown Tour - Elgin, IL
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 APT WGLC Pecha Kecha
Saturday, July 29, 2017 Cobblestone and River Rock Construction of the Fox Valley
Saturday, June 24, 2017 Old Nichols Library Condition Assessment
Thursday, June 08, 2017 Unity Temple Tour for APT Western Great Lakes Chapter Members
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 GSA Documentary: Modernism Renewed
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Bulletin Club Meeting
Saturday, April 22, 2017 2017 APT WGLC Symposium - Preservation and the Environment
Thursday, April 20, 2017 Building Leadership Conference for Women in Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC)*
Thursday, April 06, 2017 Historic Structures Symposium - Look But Don't Touch: Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) of Historic Buildings - Fundamentals and Real World Applications
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 APT Bulletin Club
Thursday, March 09, 2017 APT WGLC Bowling Social
Thursday, January 19, 2017 Fellows Round-table Discussion and Annual Meeting
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Bulletin Club Meeting
Friday, November 18, 2016 Galloy & Van Etten Cut Stone Contractors workshop visit
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Bulletin Club Meeting
Thursday, October 06, 2016 Happy Hour!

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APT WGLC hopes to see our members and friends at the Illinois Landmarks Skyline Council's Summer Mixer on August 15th. Follow the link above for registration and more information. 


Restoring Milwaukee's Federal Courthouse at Historic Milwaukee, Inc. the evening of August 15th. See the link for more details. 

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