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Ever wonder how Chicago’s housing styles came to be? A noted architectural historian will lead this two-part class that delves into Chicago’s vernacular architecture and highlights common housing stock in the city.

$40 public (includes CAC admission)
$25 CAC members
Gand Lecture Hall, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Vernacular architecture is design that addresses local needs and reflects local traditions. Using the housing types highlighted in the CAC's Chicago Gallery as the starting point, the speaker will review the architectural, historic and social significance of Chicago’s workers cottages, bungalows, two-flats, courtyard buildings and more.

Program Speaker: Timothy N. Wittman

Timothy N. Wittman

Timothy N. Wittman is an architectural historian and historic preservationist who has served for over 20 years as Adjunct Associate Professor of Art History and Historic Preservation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and also teaches at Lake Forest College. He is a graduate of Hiram College in Ohio, and earned a Master’s degree in Art History, specializing in architectural history, from the University of Chicago.

  • Single ticket purchase includes both dates in the series, March 25 and April 1, 2019.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center on the day of the event. View the CAC's hours.
  • Discounted tickets are available with a valid student ID for $20 at the CAC Box Office.