Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Stop Simony! (2)

Now the Chicago Tribune has put one of their top reporters on the case of Barat Chapel. Quoting, the President of Landmarks Illinois, (and a good friend of the SSB)

"Barat Chapel is the most beautiful thing there. Why they would blow that away, I don't know," said David Bahlman, executive director of Landmarks Illinois, a Chicago preservation organization."

How about Susan Benjamin, who wrote the text for the excellent North Shore Chicago book?

North Shore historian Susan Benjamin described the chapel as "one of the most beautiful interior spaces on the North Shore, comparable to the Bahai temple."

OK, thanks Chicago Tribune for recognizing this. Now can the right minded people of Lake Forest, Lake and Cook County and the entire Chicago Community please show up with rosaries and pitchforks tonight to:

"to oppose the plan during a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday of the City Council-appointed Lake Forest Historic Preservation Commission. The meeting will be at City Hall, 220 E. Deerpath Rd. The City Council must approve the plan before it is made final."

1 comment:

Cal Skinner said...

I came to see a bigger photo of this and was not disppointed.