Crow Island School

Rare Opportunity to Tour a Modern Landmark
September 16, 2007
6:00 pm

Location

1112 Willow Road, Winnetka

Description

1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm (1 hour tours)

On Sunday, September 16, docents will lead tours of Crow Island School in Winnetka. Designed by Eliel and Eero Saarinen with Perkins, Wheeler & Will, the elementary school opened in 1940 and has been in continuous use ever since. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1990 for its architectural significance and influence on subsequent school design. The free tours are scheduled for 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. Meet in the school foyer at 1112 Willow Rd. Next door in Crow Island Woods is the c1837 Schmidt-Burnham Log House where continuous tours will be offered from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. that day. There is a suggested donation for Log House tours. Sponsored by the Winnetka Historical Society: information at 847/446-0001 or www.winnetkahistory.org.