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In Memoriam: Jeanette Fields

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by Eric last modified Nov 06, 2014

Jeanette Fields, one of the pillars of Chicago-area architectural preservation, passed away peacefully on Sunday November 2, 2014 at the age of 94. Jeanette was the first executive director of the Chicago Architectural Foundation in 1970 and the director of the Glessner House on Prairie Avenue in Chicago. She and her husband, Ellis, purchased the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Davenport House in River Forest and became long-time stewards of the home and became integral to the...




 

 

Screen Shot 2014-11-06 at 7.43.56 AMJeanette Fields, one of the pillars of Chicago-area architectural preservation, passed away peacefully on Sunday November 2, 2014 at the age of 94. Jeanette was the first executive director of the Chicago Architectural Foundation in 1970 and the director of the Glessner House on Prairie Avenue in Chicago. She and her husband, Ellis, purchased the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Davenport House in River Forest and became long-time stewards of the home and became integral to the architectural community of Oak Park/River Forest. You can read more on Jeanette's life and important work here and here.

A memorial service will be held this coming Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 7 pm at Unity Temple, 875 Lake St., Oak Park. Please join all of us and her family, and bring a "Jeanette Moment" to share.

Also, the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust will dedicate their concert this Thursday, November 6, 2014 to Jeanette - "American Originals" - Gershwin, Ives, Barber, Copland and Weill -  by the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players, also at 7 pm at Unity Temple. Details here.

Image via oakpark.com


 

 

 
 
 

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