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Modernizing Modernism:  . Challenges with Preserving Post-War Buildings Carol J. Dyson, AIA National Historic Tax Credit Conference 2008 September 24-26, 2008, Chicago. Modernizing Modernism:  . Carol J. Dyson, AIA Senior Preservation Architect Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

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modernizing modernism

Modernizing Modernism: 

Challenges with Preserving Post-War Buildings

Carol J. Dyson, AIA

National Historic Tax Credit Conference 2008September 24-26, 2008, Chicago

modernizing modernism1
Modernizing Modernism: 

Carol J. Dyson, AIA

Senior Preservation Architect

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

Springfield, IL 62712

carol.dyson@illinois.gov

new materials and systems
New Materialsand Systems
  • Glass
  • Curtain Walls
  • Concrete
  • Metals
new building typologies
New Building Typologies –

Lincoln Square, Urbana, Victor Gruen 1964

North Eighth Street Plaza, Pekin, 1951-1959

or floors
or Floors

“ We had an expert restore all the original shag carpeting. New Yorker cartoon July 21, 2008”

illinois case studies
Illinois Case Studies
  • Raymond Hilliard Housing, Chicago 1963
  • Promontory Apartments
  • 860-880 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, 1951
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago 1948-
  • Pacesetter Gardens, Riverdale, 1960
  • Lincoln Square Shopping Mall, Urbana, 1964 Pacesetter Housing, Riverdale
  • Block and Kuhl storefront, Danville, 1948
hilliard housing chicago
Hilliard Housing, Chicago
  • Raymond M. Hilliard Center, Chicago, 1966 (by Bertrand Goldberg)
promontory apartments
Promontory Apartments

Promontory Apartments, Chicago, 1949 (Mies van der Rohe)

860 880 north lake shore drive condos
860-880 North Lake Shore Drive - Condos

860-880 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (by Mies van der Rohe), completed 1951

plans
Plans

860-880 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

iit crb
IIT CRB

Chemistry Research Building at IIT, 1959-60 (by Schmidt, Garden and Erikson)

pacesetter riverdale
Pacesetter, Riverdale
  • Pacesetter Gardens Housing Complex, Riverdale, 1960 (by Harry J. Quinn)
  • Part of the Illinois Campaign for Affordable Housing
pacesetter housing riverdale
Pacesetter Housing, Riverdale

Pacesetter Housing, Riverdale, 1960

lincoln square shopping mall urbana 1964 by victor gruen
Lincoln Square Shopping Mall, Urbana, 1964 (by Victor Gruen)

Lincoln Square Shopping Mall, Urbana, 1964 (by Victor Gruen)

lincoln square
Lincoln Square

Lincoln Square Shopping Mall, Urbana, 1964 (by Victor Gruen)

lincoln square an urban village
Lincoln Square, an urban village
  • Lincoln Square Shopping Mall, 1964, Urbana,
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Modernized Main Street (by Raymond Loewy)

  • Block and Kuhl storefront renovation, Danville, 1948 (by Raymond Loewy)
mid century resources
Mid-Century Resources
  • Illinois-history.gov/ps/midcentury.htm
mid century storefronts components guide
Mid-Century Storefronts Components Guide
  • Illinois-history.gov/ps/midcentury.htm
thank you
Thank You !

and now on to Allen and Inland Steel…

Carol J. Dyson, AIA

Senior Preservation Architect

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

Springfield, IL 62712

carol.dyson@illinois.gov