Jul 29th 2017

Richard Nickel and the Lost Drawings of the Town of Pullman

Historic preservation advocate Richard Nickel is best known for his life-long work protecting, documenting, and salvaging the works of architect Louis Sullivan. However, a lesser known fact is that Nickel also played an important role in documenting and preserving Pullman’s original architectural drawings.

Join us for an exciting discussion about how architect S.S. Beman’s drawings for the Model Town of Pullman were discovered after sitting forgotten for nearly a century in a dusty corner of the Pullman Factory Administration “Clock Tower” Building in the late 1960s. Hear from Pullman residents and PNMPS members Charles E. Gregersen and Paul Petraitis how their friend Richard Nickel was chosen to photograph these drawings, what their role was in the process, and where these drawings (and Nickel’s photographs) are today.

Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Pullman’s Historic Greenstone United Methodist Church, 11211 S. St. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.

Tickets: $10 Suggested Donation

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