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Another Tour Date Added To See Century of Progress Homes

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by Eric last modified Oct 07, 2014

Rick Rann sends word that if you weren't able to get tickets for the Century of Progress house tours in Beverly Shores, Indiana on October 18, 2014 (now sold-out), you have another chance. Indiana Landmarks has another event the next day. More after the jump... October 19, 2014 Century of Progress Experience 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST $50/member; $70/nonmember. Tickets can be purchased here. Indiana Landmarks offers a morning of talks on the Century...




 

 

Century-of-progress-home-122694Rick Rann sends word that if you weren't able to get tickets for the Century of Progress house tours in Beverly Shores, Indiana on October 18, 2014 (now sold-out), you have another chance. Indiana Landmarks has another event the next day. More after the jump...

October 19, 2014
Century of Progress Experience
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST
$50/member; $70/nonmember.
Tickets can be purchased here.

Indiana Landmarks offers a morning of talks on the Century of Progress World’s Fair and its impact on American design and housing, with lunch and top-to-bottom tours of the Century of Progress houses, including remarks by leaseholders who have restored the private homes.

An in-depth immersion in to the history of the Century of Progress homes followed by tours of the houses themselves. Experts and those associated with the project will share the history of the Century of Progress Worlds Fair, Beverly Shores, the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and a behind the scenes before and during look of the restoration of the homes. Speakers will be in the morning, followed by lunch (provided) and then tours of the homes. Meet the lessees who have undertaken the projects and experience the homes inside and out. Walking involved. The homes are not accessible.

Morning presentations will be held at the Indiana Dunes Visitors Center, located at 1215 N. State Road 49, Porter, IN 46304. This is just north of the Indiana Toll Road and Interstate 94, and it is just south of Indiana Dunes State Park and U.S. 20.

After the morning talks, we will move to the Houses via shuttles that will depart from the Visitors Center. Box lunches will be provided for the folks to eat on way to the houses and at the site of the homes.
The tours will close at 4:30 p.m. Shuttles will be provided to remote parking.

Talks will include the history of the 1933-34 Century of Progress Worlds Fair, the history of Beverly Shores and its association with the Century of Progress Houses, The Creation of the National Park Service, The Century of Progress Project.

Lessees and staff will be present to talk to about the project and answer questions.

CENTURY OF PROGRESS HOMES FROM THE 1933-34 CHICAGO WORLD’S FAIR

These five unique houses, each designed for the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair, were originally built to demonstrate modern architectural design, experimental materials, and new technologies such as central air conditioning and dishwashers. They are leased by private residents through a partnership with the National Park Service and Indiana Landmarks. Each is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Annual house tours provide opportunities for visitors to view the house interiors. For the rest of the year, visitors simply drive by to view the homes, which are interpreted via wayside exhibits.

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Thanks Rick! The date for the 2015 World's Fair Memorabilia will be announced in the next month or so. You can check out his website and sign up for updates here.

Image via indianadunes.com


 

 

 
 
 

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