In Chicago’s Historic Hyde Park, Susan O’Connor Davis offers readers a biography of this distinguished neighborhood, from house to home, and from architect to resident. Along the way, she weaves a fascinating tapestry, describing Hyde Park—Kenwood’s most celebrated structures from the time of Lincoln through the racial upheaval and destructive urban renewal of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s into the preservationist movement of the last thirty-five years. Coupled with hundreds of historical photographs, drawings, and current views, Davis recounts the life stories of these gorgeous buildings—and of the astounding talents that built them. This is architectural history at its best.
Susan O’Connor Davis is an independent scholar and a founding member of the nonprofit Kenwood Improvement Association. After working in the design industry for nearly twenty years, Davis now serves on the Board of Governors at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago.
A reception and signing at the Robie House is to follow Susan's talk at the bookstore.
You may purchase the books at the bookstore, then take them to the Robie House to get your books signed and gift wrapped. You can even enjoy a glass of wine.
Location: Street: Seminary Co-op Bookstore & Frederick C. Robie House Additional: 5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue (Bookstore) & 5757 S. Woodlawn Avenue (Robie House) City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)