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Architecture - William Le Baron Jenney

Alliance Française de Chicago

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

Architecture - William Le Baron Jenney

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Trained in Paris as an engineer, William Le Baron Jenney (1832 - 1907) was known as the father of the steel skyscraper. He designed Chicago West Parks and Boulevards in the 1870's and is best known for having designed the Home Insurance Building in 1884 - 1885.

Watch the documentary "in his own voice", preceded by a talk with Robert Bruegmann, architectural historian recently retired from the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Please note: Mr. Bruehmann's introduction will be in English. The documentary is in French, but a French/English transcript will be available in hard copy. You can also download the English trasncript now, or on your smart phone during the program. Merci!

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Alliance Française de Chicago
54 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60610

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

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Alliance Française de Chicago

Chicago’s French cultural and learning center dedicated to the study of French language, cultural exchange, and friendship between Americans and French speaking people.

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