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At Home in Chicago

April 21, 2022 - 7:30pm8:30pm
Oak Park River Forest Museum
129 Lake St
Oak Park, IL 60302
United States

Imagine a book that takes you into more than fifty of Chicago’s most striking homes. No need to knock or ring. Here’s your chance to take a slow ramble through lavish dining rooms, working kitchens, private bedrooms, and cozy patios. Join us at OPRF Museum on Thursday, April 21 at 7:30 for a lecture by local author Patrick Cannon.

At Home in Chicago: A Living History of the Domestic Architecture is the first comprehensive look at the city’s most private residences. You’ve probably heard of some of these places: Frank Lloyd Wright’s sleek Robie House, Mies Van der Rohe’s groundbreaking 860-880 Lake Shore Drive, Jeanne Gang’s sublime Aqua Tower. But most are off limits from Chicago’s famous architecture tours.

At Home in Chicago is the sixth book by author Patrick F. Cannon and photographer James Caufield who travel across the metropolitan region to present an eye-opening look at the city’s 200-year history through different home styles. They inspect houses built before the 1871 Great Chicago Fire, walk through the mansions that rose during the Gilded Age, check out the apartments finished before the Depression, and scrutinize mid-century and new-century homes.

This event is free to members, $5 for OP/RF residents, $7 for nonresidents. Please reserve your seat by contacting the museum on our website, by calling 708-848-6755, or by emailing