In 1882, Richardson embarked on an extended trip to Europe. His itinerary through France, Italy, and Spain, and his impressions of what he saw, were preserved in a series of letters sent home to his wife. Upon his return, Richardson set to work on a series of commissions that were deeply influenced by his travels, and resulted in the emergency of his trademark style. These included such seminal works as the Marshall Field Wholesale Store, the Allegheny County Courthouse in Pittsburgh, and Glessner House. The program will be given by Kay Young, a lecturer in medieval material culture and a Glessner House docent.
A partner program of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.
Cost $10 per person, $8 for members of Glessner House.