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In Chicago, the Gothic style is often found in church designs, but can also be seen in many academic, commercial, municipal and residential buildings. Join CAC docent Dr. Thomas R. Stelmack on July 22 or August 22 to discover this intricate style.

$8 Public
Free for CAC members

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Gothic architecture, stalwart symbol of the Middle Ages, was revived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, primarily in North America and the United Kingdom. This presentation explores the various manifestations and sub genres of Gothic architecture and decoration in the Chicago area.

PROGRAM SPEAKER: Dr. Thomas R. Stelmack

Thomas R. Stelmack

Dr. Thomas R. Stelmack retired following a 42-year career in optometry, having received prestigious awards for his teaching and clinical service. He immediately began training to become a CAC docent, allowing Dr. Stelmack to pursue a lifelong avocational interest in architecture. In addition to leading CAC walking tours and Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruises aboard Chicago’s First Lady, he helped create several new tours and coordinates for Open House Chicago. During his tours, Dr. Stelmack “keeps an eye on design” to explain why it matters and enjoys pointing out visual illusions in architecture.

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