Docomomo US Tour Day 2015

October 10, 2015

Join DOCOMOMO US, the regional chapters, and local preservation organizations for modern architecture tours throughout the United States.

Schweikher Home & Studio Tour
Date 
October 10, 2015 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Location 
Schweikher House Preservation Trust, 645 S. Meacham Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193
Tour Description 
Tours of the house will feature Schweikher’s masterful integration of brick, glass and wood, including an iconic brick fireplace, passive solar room, cantilevered construction, exposed wood beams, built-in furniture, and gardens designed by the noted Midwestern landscape architect Franz Lipp.
Cost 
$25
Reservations 
Advance reg­is­tra­tion required. Email info(AT)schweikherhouse.org or call Todd Wenger at 847.923.3866, M-F 9am-5pm
The Farnsworth House
Date 
October 10, 2015 -
9:30am to 2:00pm
Location 
Departs from Chicago Architecture Foundation Shop and Tour Center, 24 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60604
Tour Description 
Farnsworth House—the famous glass house along the bank of the Fox River—is one of the world’s great architectural masterpieces, designed by Mies van der Rohe and completed in 1951. A founder and leader of the modernist movement in Europe, Mies lived and worked in Chicago for over 30 years, where he invented an architecture of glass and steel that changed the look of cities across the world.
Cost 
$50 non-members, $42 CAF members
Guided Interior Tours of Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio
Date 
October 10, 2015 -
10:40am to 3:40pm
Location 
951 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park, IL
Tour Description 
Tour Length: 60 minutes
Cost 
$17 adults, $14 students, seniors (65+), and military. Free tickets for children 3 and under. Optional Photo Pass: $5 for interior photography.
Reservations 
Tickets can be purchased at: http://flwright.org/tours or by calling 312-994-4000 We strongly recommend purchasing tickets in advance as our tours do tend to sell out. For those who prefer to purchase tickets on site, they would be able to go on the next available tour if there is space available. Discount available for Docomomo_US members. Use Promo code DOCO2015
Guided Interior Tours of Robie House
Date 
October 10, 2015 -
10:30am to 3:00pm
Location 
5757 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL
Tour Description 
Tour Length: 45-60 minutes
Cost 
$17 adults, $14 students, seniors (65+), and military. Free tickets for children 3 and under. Optional Photo Pass: $5 for interior photography.
Reservations 
Tickets can be purchased at: http://flwright.org/tours or by calling 312-994-4000 We strongly recommend purchasing tickets in advance as our tours do tend to sell out. For those who prefer to purchase tickets on site, they would be able to go on the next available tour if there is space available. Discount available for Docomomo_US members. Use Promo code DOCO2015