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The Chicago Schoolhouse: High School Architecture and Educational Reform, 1856-2006
School buildings are vitally important in American lives, yet largely invisible in the landscape of architectural studies. The schoolhouse’s significance cannot be overestimated in a country where education is not only compulsory, but is also an integral part of the national self-image. Between the ages of five and eighteen, the average American child spends more time in a ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published April 15th 2011 by Center for American Places
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I am a real architecture nut and in my career I have been lucky to have worked for a large construction management firm, huge developers and a great design build firm - but one of the highlights was working as a consultant for the Chicago Public Schools and a big part of my assignment was being in-charge of their architectural archives. These archives contained drawings dated back to the 1800’s which included work of the best and most famous architects of their time. I was thrilled to be ...more