Winnetka Historical Society - Spring Virtual Event
Winnetka Historical Society Spring Event What's Old is New Again Virtual presentation by Laurie Petersen Creative Conversions in Chicago and Winnetka Chicago has seen a wave of creative uses for its old buildings: warehouses to tech offices, office buildings to boutique hotels, even an apartment building to a private museum. Winnetka has been part of this trend since 1925 when Academy Hall was converted from a school to a fire station! Join us to explore fascinating building transformations whose original and current uses will surprise you!
Laurie Petersen is the editor of the third edition of the American Institute of Architects’ AIA Guide to Chicago, has appeared on the Chicago Tonight Show, and has given numerous lectures on architecture in the Chicago area. In addition, Laurie is a writer for Chicago Architect magazine and serves as a docent at Crow Island School, a National Historic Landmark in Winnetka, and Chicago’s Charnley-Persky House Museum, which was designed by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright.
Registration will be open through March 10th
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