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In this two-part educational series (March 16 and 23), we'll explore the development of Chicago as a city of neighborhoods and the various types of home styles we have built. From parishes to zoning to annexation, hear how the fabric of Chicago was stitched together and learn to recognize Chicago homes of several styles and eras. Sessions will be led by Chicago historians Ellen Skerrett and Jen Masengarb.

$75 non-members
$55 CAF members
Lecture Hall @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Ellen Skerrett is a historian of Chicago and its neighborhoods, with a special interest in Irish America. Currently a consultant on the Jane Addams Papers Project with Ramapo College of New Jersey. She is also the primary research associate in Chicago for volumes two and three of "The Selected Papers of Jane Addams" edited by Mary Lynn Bryan. Ellen also served as project coordinator and associate editor of the University of Illinois at Chicago's website Urban Experience in Chicago: Hull House and its Neighborhoods, 1889-1963.

Jen Masengarb is the Director of Interpretation and Research at CAF. In her role, she directs CAF's interpretive focus, serves as a subject matter expert in architecture and design and develops new strategies for engaging adult and youth audiences. Jen joined CAF in 2000 and for 12 years led CAF's curriculum development projects in addition to developing workshops for students and teachers, training CAF's volunteer docent corps and teaching adult education classes. She is the author of CAF's three award-winning curricular resources: "Schoolyards to Skylines: Teaching with Chicago's Amazing Architecture," "The Architecture Handbook: A Student Guide to Understanding Buildings" and

Note: the ticket includes both dates in the series, March 16 and 23.
AIA Credits: 2LUs (1 per session)