The Evolution of School Design in Chicago

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021 12 PM – 1 PM CST

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From historic buildings that escaped the Chicago Fire of 1871 to stunning contemporary designs, explore how Chicago’s schools are adapted for today’s needs.

Beginning with the primary two-story structure in 1845 through to today’s collection of quite 640 schools, the changes in structure and style of Chicago’s public-school buildings have reflected evolving ideas about education, child development, health, and community.

This program is supported by a present of the Gary family in memory of Myra Gary and in honor of the Docents’ 50th Anniversary.

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