Archives For Preservation

Musician Katherine Young explains the intricate inspirations underlying the work she composed and performed, during Open House Chicago, inside the Driehaus Museum.

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Part of the Museum’s mission is to champion the ideals of preservation. Here’s a look at one of the most impressive parts of our award-winning restoration of 2003–2008: cleaning a crust of pollutants from the sandstone exterior.

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One of the Driehaus Museum’s sister institutions is a perfect example of understated, classical Georgian style. Soane’s Museum in London today preserves a delightful profusion of objects from the great architect’s lifetime of collecting.

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Thanks to fierce preservation efforts, Lincoln Park’s quaint, red-brick aesthetic is defined by buildings like the Gilded Age-era McCormick Seminary rowhouses.

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J & J. G. Low Art Tile Works was one of America’s great tile companies, and there are many instances of its decorative, low-relief tiles in the Driehaus Museum’s original interiors today.

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The National Trust for Historic Preservation released its list of 11 endangered historic sites today, which includes several Yosemite Valley bridges and Joe Frazier’s Gym in Philadelphia.

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Caitlin Emery from the Preservation Society of Newport County visited the Museum last week to lecture on McKim, Mead & White and the Kingscote dining room. Read on for a more in-depth conversation with Emery, our third Nickerson Lecture Series speaker of the year.

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