Howard Van Doren Shaw Symposium

Saturday, May 11, 2019
8:30 AM to 1:00 PM - 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Howard Van Doren Shaw

Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL  60616         

Shaw renovated the notable 1871 James Renwick-designed Second Presbyterian Church in 1899 after a fire. Glessner House, 1801 S. Prairie Avenue, leads studies on the history of the Prairie Avenue District, including the 1860’s house of Sarah Van Doren and Theodore Shaw (demolished. 1937), where Shaw was born in 1869.  That was the year of the completion of the trans-continental railroad and two years before the Chicago Fire.

More about this Symposium, its speakers and topics, can be found at The Symposium’s admission charge of $25 offers a very full program with experts discussing Ragdale’s preservation, Shaw and the Arts & Crafts Movement in turn-of-the-20th-century Chicago,  and Market Square. Art Miller will present on Market Square. The event is partially funded by the Donnelley Foundation and by the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation.

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