Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Events: Suburban Oasis

Thursday August, 21st @ 12:15pm

Chicago Cultural Center 77 E. Randolph St.

The modern shopping mall has a fascinating history that reaches back much farther than the car culture of the 1950s, when it became ubiquitous. It is also a phenomenon that is dying out. Join architectural historian Susan Benjamin as she takes you shopping from 19th Century Europe to New Town, USA, with some local stops along the way.

Landmarks Illinois’ Preservation Snapshots series provides a monthly review of preservation issues with experts presenting talks on a specific subject. Question and answer sessions will follow each talk. The series takes place at the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph St., Chicago, on the third Thursday of every month at 12:15 p.m. The public is invited to attend; you need not be a member to participate. Admission is free.

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