Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Century of Progress (or Not)

The Chicago Reader has a pleasant, if generally wrong, feature article about the modernist houses concocted for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. The houses were constructed at Beverly Shores, Indiana to promote a resort development, that never really took off. The article is nicely documented, if overly complementary to the transient style of modernism.

The 1892 Worlds Fair produced the Spanish Pavillion, now La Rabida Hospital also pictured here, makes for a much finer presentation along Lake Michigan. I will take a current picture next time I am on the South Shore.

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