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Paul Melichar; Diana Melichar; Nina Bennett Smith
"First published in 1995-1997, these articles by Paul Melichar, written in collaboration with architect Diana Melichar of Lake Forest and historian Nina Smith of the University of Wisconsin (former curator of the Fort Sheridan Museum), provide insights into the era during which Fort Sheridan was built and the unique character of its architecture."--Page 1.
Tipped in a signed letter by Paul Melichar describing his purpose in compiling the book.
|Description:||40 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm|
|Contents:||Historical perspectives. Social conflicts led to founding of Fort Sheridan ; Fort Sheridan and Pullman: two "model" communities? ; The Fort's ravines: precious natural assets ; Fort Sheridan: myths and realities ; Is this really how General Sheridan looked? --
Architectural history. Are the Holabird & Roche buildings really "Richardsonian Romanesque?" ; Radical alteration changed Tower's symbolism ; Are they any photographs of the historic buildings under construction? ; "Our new military post: Fort Sheridan will be the finest in the country" (Reprinted from The Chicago tribune, January 23, 1889) ; Original plans for historic buildings were later changed in many ways ; Fort Sheridan station ; Recommended reading (View from the Tower by Martha Sorenson) ; Some of the important roads of Fort Sheridan --
Architectural analysis. Discovering geometric patterns in the design of the Fort's historic buildings ; Can you discover patterns in the Tower complex? ; Experiencing Fort Sheridan's architecture ; Those famous Fort Sheridan bricks --
Fort Sheridan's "pre-history". St. Johns: the little village that time forgot ; Solving the puzzles of St. John.