Lorado Taft Midway Studios
The Lorado Taft Midway Studios consist of a converted and relocated barn that became the art studio of Lorado Taft, one of the early 20th centurys most important sculptors. It sits in the Woodlawn community area of Chicago, Illinois, in 1906, Taft moved his main studio from the Chicago Loop to a brick barn near the Midway Plaisance. Later, he connected a pair of frame barns to the building to serve as male and female dormitories. The structure was redesigned by the firm of Pond and Pond to contain 13 studios for Taft. The building was designated a National Historic Landmark on December 21,1965 and it is one of the four Chicago Registered Historic Places from the original October 15,1966 National Register of Historic Places list. On December 1,1993, it was named a Chicago Landmark, the building is home to the universitys Department of Visual Arts and Creative Writing program, and has been renovated to be classrooms and studios for students and faculty
Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School
The Orthogenic School specializes in the treatment of youth who have failed in other treatment settings. The school is located on the campus of and is affiliated with the University of Chicago, the school is able to adequately educate students of above-average intelligence and assist students in pursuing advanced courses on an individual or group basis. Students may attend universities or private and public schools on a part-time basis. Currently, the school is able to treat students in a setting without utilizing seclusion or medical restraint. Dorm counselors and teaching assistants typically have a bachelors degree, while at school the students have contact with a staff of therapists, program managers, special education teachers, art teachers, teaching assistants, and other professionals. Students with appropriate privileges have the opportunity of going out into the community several days a week, the school has developed a comprehensive transition program for adolescent students leaving for home, college, or independent living.
Students in the Transitional Living Center have the support of the staff, their old dorm staff. They are typically able to go into the community and pursue employment, educational options, students stay in the transitional program for periods ranging from several months to two years. The school is affiliated with the University of Chicago and is located on the campus, because of this, students are able to utilize many campus facilities during the day. The school has several programs, including a student work program, student government, a local Junior Achievement charter, a literary magazine. Students can participate in as many activities as they like, so long as their behavior. Students attend periodic family sessions with their program manager or individual therapist, the dorm counselors regularly contact parents and update them on their childs progress, and students are able to call home at least once a week and can write as often as they wish. Students who are not able to go due to distance or behavior may visit their parents at the school or in the local community.
Contact with friends may be restricted, although appropriate letter writing is usually encouraged, students live either in communal dorms of up to seven students per room, in transition rooms, or in a transitional living center. During the school week, students academic classes during the day and have the option of attending a variety of extra curricular activities in the early evening. Many high school and older middle school students attend departmentalized classes for most of the day, younger students and students who cannot transition between classes receive individualized and small group instruction in self-contained classrooms. During their stay at the school, students gradually attain to higher levels of privileges, behavioral plans and treatment modalities are utilized on an individualized basis. Students attend one or two 45-minute individual therapy sessions per week and one 60 minute group therapy session per week, a variety of group therapy modalities are utilized such as social skills, anger management, transition planning, and depression and anxiety groups
Rockefeller Chapel is a Gothic Revival chapel on the campus of the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Today the chapel is used for worship services, university convocations, guest speakers, musical programs. It occupies most of a block and can seat 1700 people and his pieces in Rockefeller Chapel are carved from White Appalachian Oak. The chapel contains the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Carillon and tower, media related to Rockefeller Chapel at Wikimedia Commons A detailed architectural guide to the Rockefeller chapel Photos of the Rockefeller Chapel at Chicago Pictures
Robie House is a U. S. National Historic Landmark on the campus of the University of Chicago in the South Side neighborhood of Hyde Park in Chicago, Illinois, at 5757 S. Woodlawn Avenue. It was designated a National Historic Landmark on November 27,1963 and was on the very first National Register of Historic Places list of October 15,1966, Wright designed the Robie House in his studio in Oak Park, Illinois between 1908 and 1909. The design precedent for the Robie House was the Ferdinand F. Tomek House in Riverside, the property was a typical urban lot in Hyde Park, measuring 60 feet by 180 feet. The contractor for the project, H. B, barnard Co. of Chicago, began construction on April 15,1909. Wright did not supervise the construction of the house except in the earliest stages and he closed his Oak Park studio in the fall of 1909 and left for Europe to undertake the work which led to the publication of the Wasmuth Portfolio. Niedeckens influence can be seen in the design of some of the furnishings for the house as well as the carpets in the hall, the living room.
The final cost of the home was $58, 500--$13,500 for the land, $35,000 for the design and construction of the building, robies original budget had been $60,000. Robies tenure in his home was lived, however. David Lee Taylor, president of Taylor-Critchfield Company, an agency, bought the house. Taylor died less than a later, and his widow, Ellen Taylor, sold the house and most of its contents to Marshall D. Wilber, treasurer of the Wilber Mercantile Agency. The Wilbers were the last family to live in Robie House, the threat of demolition aroused a storm of protest. Although the Seminarys plans were postponed, the crisis was averted more by the onset of World War II than by acquiescence of the property’s owner. The most serious threat to the existence of the Robie House arose 16 years later, on March 1,1957, the Seminary announced plans to demolish the Robie House on September 15 in order to begin the construction of a dormitory for its students. Commenting on the demolition, Wright quipped, It all goes to show the danger of entrusting anything spiritual to the clergy.
Fortunately, only weeks earlier, the Chicago City Council, led by Hyde Park alderman Leon Despres, had enacted an ordinance to create the Commission on Chicago Landmarks. On September 15,1971, the newly formed Commission, with the support of Mayor Richard J. Daley, two fraternities at the University of Chicago provided the Seminary with a realistic alternative to its plans of demolition. During his very brief tenure as a student at the University of Wisconsin, the University of Chicagos Phi Delt chapter house was located two doors north of the Robie house at 5737 Woodlawn Avenue, and the Seminary was already the owner of the lot between the two properties. The Phi Delts offered to vacate their house, and the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, located next to the Phi Delt house, offered to vacate their house as well
Smart Museum of Art
The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art is an art museum located on the campus of the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. The permanent collection has over 15,000 objects, the Smart Museum and the adjacent Cochrane-Woods Art Center were designed by the architect Edward Larrabee Barnes. The University of Chicago began seriously planning to build an art museum, the founding gift came from the Smart Family Foundation in 1967 and construction began in 1971. The museum was named after David A, Smart and his brother Alfred Smart, the Chicago-based publishers of Esquire, and, with Teriade, Verve, as well as the founders of Coronet Films. David Smart was an art collector and owned paintings by Picasso, however, the founding gift was of Esquire stock and did not include any works from his personal collection. Instead, the collection was assembled from a variety of sources, including works of art in various university departments and gifts from foundations. The Smarts founding director was the art historian and professor Edward A.
Maser, in 1983, the museum became a separate unit of the university devoted to serving the entire community, including educational outreach activities in local public schools. In its early years it was known as the Smart Gallery but was renamed the David, there are over 15,000 objects in the Smart Museums collection. A selection is displayed in four permanent collection dedicated to modern art, Asian art, European art. The collection is often used in special exhibitions and for courses taught at the University of Chicago. Memorial Collection includes sculpture by Jean Arp, Edgar Degas, Henry Moore, Jacques Lipchitz, one of the most notable items in the collection is the original dining room furniture designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Robie House, which is more or less on permanent display. Most of the original Robie House furniture as well as a few window casings were transferred into the collection before it opened in 1974. At that time, the Robie House was still being used as offices for the University of Chicago, the Asian collection includes literati scroll paintings from China and Korea, Buddhist sculpture and ukiyo-e prints.
The museum has a large contemporary Chinese photography collection, the European collection focuses on art created before 1900. Other notable works include Goyas The Disasters of War and paintings by Gustave Caillebotte, Louis Dupré, the contemporary collection includes works by John Chamberlain, Antony Gormley, Robert Irwin, Sylvia Sleigh, Andy Warhol, and Claire Zeisler. The museum has a collection of Chicago artists, with concentrations of works by the Chicago Imagists, the Monster Roster. The collection includes more recent works by Dawoud Bey, Nick Cave, Theaster Gates, Richard Hunt, Laura Letinsky, Kerry James Marshall, Dan Peterman, and Tony Tasset. The museum maintains an archive of artwork, letters, original woodblocks, much of it was given to the Smart by Westermanns wife, Joanna Beall Westermann, and sister, Martha Renner
Joe and Rika Mansueto Library
The Joe and Rika Mansueto Library is the newest library of the University of Chicago, named after alumni Joe Mansueto and Rika Mansueto. The library has a capacity of 3.5 million volumes under an elliptical dome and it was designed by Helmut Jahn. Planning for the library out of studies beginning in 2003, by a faculty task force because other campus libraries. In 2005, the board of trustees approved building a high-density storage facility next to the Regenstein building, the choice of Helmut Jahn was made in February 2006. Construction began in 2008, and the building was dedicated in late 2011, Mansueto has won a number of prizes, including a Distinguished Building Award from the American Institute of Architects Chicago Chapter in 2011
Quadrangle Club (University of Chicago)
The Quadrangle Club is the name of a membership club at the University of Chicago. It is located at 1155 East 57th Street in Chicago and it has a full-service dining room, a bar, several lounges, and sleeping quarters for members and/or their guests. It has 17 sleeping rooms, including 5 suites with a sitting room. It is one of the few locations in the city of Chicago that has Har-Tru tennis courts, the Quadrangle Club was created in 1893 as a social club for the faculty of the newly established University of Chicago. It was to be a place to gather for study and especially communication and it was spearheaded by Robert Francis Harper, an associate professor of Near Eastern Languages and the younger brother of William Rainey Harper, first president of the university. It originally occupied a suite in the Barry Hotel, located at 59th Street between Dorchester and Blackstone. By 1895, the club had outgrown the hotel suite, and land was purchased for the construction of a house on the southeast corner of 58th and University.
The new club opened in 1896 and contained billiard and card rooms, a gymnasium, some sleeping rooms. Outside, to the south, there were tennis courts, the Club hosted many social events, including lectures and dances. As an afterthought, a dining room and basement kitchen were added to the building. In 1897, fires led to modifications of the building by Howard Van Doren Shaw, in 1916, to make way for Rockefeller Chapel, the Quadrangle Club agreed to relocate to a parcel of land on the corner of 57th Street and University Avenue, the present site. Howard Van Doren Shaw designed the new building, which opened on December 21,1922, Shaw designed a building resembling an English country house, with large open spaces and—on the second floor, facing the tennis courts—abundant natural light. In the summer of 1929, the old house was moved two blocks west to 956–960 East 58th Street, where it was renamed Ingleside Hall. The Quadrangle Club enjoyed a golden age during the 1920s and 1930s when it functioned as a gentlemans club offering billiards, a card room.
The Round Table, a tradition in which professors from diverse fields gathered to share ideas. As World War II came to an end the Quad Club found itself redefined by the changes in the times, there was pressure to admit all faculty, including women professors. The decline of the South Side of Chicago and the attractiveness of suburban living to some faculty decreased the potential membership and it lost many amenities of the gentlemans club as financial pressures forced rooms to be taken over for catering affairs. The Club has always kept its dues and fees low to accommodate faculty members with modest incomes, the Quadrangle Clubs relationship with the university has varied over the years as the club tried to accommodate both town and gown, but it has always been close
Seminary Cooperative Bookstores, Inc. founded in 1961, is a cooperative bookstore with three branches in Chicago. Its flagship, known colloquially as the Seminary Co-op or simply the Sem Co-op, is located at 5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue, the Seminary Cooperative Bookstores sell shares of stock for $10 each, a purchase of three shares constitutes a membership, which provides a 10% discount. Profits are typically reinvested into the Co-ops reserve funds, as distribution of profits would be negligible, the Co-ops reputation was so great that Columbia University invited manager Jack Cella to either open a branch in New York City or leave and open a new store there. Until the university gained its own neighborhood academic bookstore in the late 1990s, the Co-op has over 53,000 members,3,500 of whom are located overseas. The following countries have at least 100 members, the United Kingdom, Canada, the following countries have at least 50 members, Spain, the Netherlands, Israel, Hong Kong, France and Korea.
Other nations with significant membership include Sweden, Norway, India, in 2007, the Co-op did more than $5,000,000 in sales, achieving a net profit of $20,173. In September 2008, the Co-op launched The Front Table, a web magazine for book lovers, barack Obamas patronage of the bookstore garnered attention in the wake of his election. In 2017 the Co-op announced that on April 1,2017 it would back the shares of inactive members who had not purchased anything in 2 years, unless they contacted the store
Bartlett Gymnasium is a former athletic facility on the campus of the University of Chicago in Chicago, United States, that has been converted into a campus dining hall. Construction of the building took place between November,1901 and January,1904 on land owned by the university, the cost of construction, was covered by Hibbard, Bartlett & Company owner Adolphus C. The gymnasium was built as a memorial for A. C. Bartletts son, Frank Dickinson Bartlett, upon completion, the Gothic style building was 200 feet by 80 feet with 2 stories and a basement. This gym includes a 12 foot wide, 1/13 of a mile, the ground floor contained locker rooms, faculty exercising room, a 60 foot long by 28 foot wide swimming pool and offices. The basement was focused on specialized rooms for athletic teams, in 1932, the team moved into the newly built Henry Crown Field House, and the building became underutilized and fell into disrepair. In 2002, the gymnasium was remodeled to become a dining hall. Upon its completion, the gymnasium contained a mural within the front entrance hall created by Frederic Clay Bartlett, the mural depicts Athletic Games in the Middle Ages with the participants dressed in appropriate attire.
The gym included the Bartlett Memorial Window, presented to the university by William Gold Hibbard, the stained-glass was taken from Walter Scotts Ivanhoe and represents Rowena crowning Ivanhoe at the close of the second days tournament at Ashby de la Zouche. The window was designed and drawn by Edward P. Sperry, over 15,000 pieces of glass were used in the construction of the window. The window was placed above the entrance of the gymnasium. In 2001, during the renovation of the gymnasium, the university removed the stained-glass with a promise to restore, the dedication ceremony took place immediately following the annual football dinner hosted by President Harper. Addresses to the included, The Presentation Address by Adolphus C. The presentations took place on the floor of the new gymnasium. The invocation was given by Reverend Professor Edward Judson D. D. of the Divinity School followed by the previously mentioned speeches, following the addresses, a reception, hosted by President and Mrs.
Harper, was held within the gym. Historic images of Bartlett Gymnasium Remodel of Bartlett Gymnasium Official website
The Midway Plaisance, known locally as the Midway, is a Chicago public park on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois. It is one mile long by 220 yards wide and extends along 59th and 60th streets, joining Washington Park at its east end and Jackson Park at its west end. It divides the Hyde Park community area to the north from the Woodlawn community area to the south,6 miles south of the downtown Loop, near Lake Michigan. Today, the Midway runs through the portion of the University of Chicago campus, with university. It early came to prominence when it hosted amusements at the Worlds Columbian Exposition in 1893, lending the name Midway to areas at county, the Midway is landscaped with a fosse or dry ditch where the canal would have been. Later designers and artists added their vision to the Midway, a pet project of the University of Chicago and almost a part of its campus, it has remained essentially a green area. The area was a lakefront marsh ecosystem, the firm of Olmsted, and Co. famous for creating New York Citys Central Park, was hired to design the urban oasis.
The South Park Commission office, where all the plans were stored, was burned in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The expense of rebuilding the city eliminated the funds to cover expenditures that the plans would have entailed, the Worlds Columbian Exposition of 1893 was held in the underdeveloped parts of the South Park. The worldwide celebration of Columbus transfer of the torch of civilization to the New World in 1492 was one of the most successful and it covered over 600 acres and attracted exhibitors and visitors from all over the world. George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. s original Ferris Wheel carried over 1.5 million passengers, the Midways money-making concessions and sideshows made over $4 million in 1893 dollars, and it was the more memorable portion of the Exposition for many visitors. In the years after the Exposition closed, midway came to be used in the United States to signify the area for amusements at a county or state fair, the Midway Plaisance represented Africans as cannibals and other races as inferior and primitive.
The organization of the expo led visitors from the Midway Plaisance to the Womens Building and it was used to show the dominance of American expansion and the white race. Following the Exposition, the Midway Plaisance was returned to a park setting, over the ensuing decades, the Midway gradually came to be a part of the University of Chicago, which expanded in 1926 to be located on either side of it. Later designers and artists, including Lorado Taft, and Eero Saarinen added or sought to add their vision to the Midway and it has remained essentially a green area, a public resource subject to much speculation, and various periodic plans of redevelopment. The sunken panels, home now to soccer players and a new ice skating and sports facility, the bridges. In 1999, a new plan for the Midway Plaisance done by OLIN, a landscape architecture firm, was unveiled by the University of Chicago. The program has since been reinstated, and the Maroons play at Stagg Field on 55th street, the Midway, Lorado Tafts Boulevard of Broken Dreams, OConnor, Chicago Tribune, October 25,1965
Argonne National Laboratory
It is the largest national laboratory by size and scope in the Midwest. UChicago Argonne, LLC, the operator of the laboratory, brings together the expertise of the University of Chicago with Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, Argonne is a part of the expanding Illinois Technology and Research Corridor. Argonne formerly ran a facility called Argonne National Laboratory-West in Idaho next to the Idaho National Engineering. In 2005, the two Idaho-based laboratories merged to become the Idaho National Laboratory, Argonne has five main areas of focus. Argonne began in 1942 as the Metallurgical Laboratory at the University of Chicago, the Met Lab built Chicago Pile-1, the worlds first nuclear reactor, under the stands of a University of Chicago sports stadium. Considered unsafe, in 1943, CP-1 was reconstructed as CP-2, the lab was named after the surrounding Argonne Forest, which in turn was named after the Forest of Argonne in France where U. S. troops fought in World War I. Fermis pile was originally going to be constructed in the Argonne forest, and construction plans were set in motion, since speed was paramount, the project was moved to the squash court under Stagg Field, the football field on the campus of the University of Chicago.
Fermi told them that he was sure of his calculations, which said that it would not lead to a runaway reaction, other activities were added to Argonne over the next five years. On July 1,1946, the Metallurgical Laboratory was formally re-chartered as Argonne National Laboratory for cooperative research in nucleonics, at the request of the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission, it began developing nuclear reactors for the peaceful nuclear energy program. A complete list of the designed and, in most cases and operated by Argonne can be viewed in the. Such alluring secrecy drew visitors both authorized—including King Leopold III of Belgium and Queen Frederica of Greece—and unauthorized, shortly past 1 a. m. on February 6,1951, Argonne guards discovered reporter Paul Harvey near the 10-foot perimeter fence, his coat tangled in the barbed wire. Searching his car, guards found a previously prepared four-page broadcast detailing the saga of his entrance into a classified hot zone. He was brought before a grand jury on charges of conspiracy to obtain information on national security and transmit it to the public.
Not all nuclear technology went into developing reactors, remote manipulators designed to handle radioactive materials laid the groundwork for more complex machines used to clean up contaminated areas, sealed laboratories or caves. In addition to work, the laboratory maintained a strong presence in the basic research of physics. In 1955, Argonne chemists co-discovered the elements einsteinium and fermium, in 1962, laboratory chemists produced the first compound of the inert noble gas xenon, opening up a new field of chemical bonding research. In 1963, they discovered the hydrated electron, high-energy physics made a leap forward when Argonne was chosen as the site of the 12.5 GeV Zero Gradient Synchrotron, a proton accelerator that opened in 1963
Yerkes Observatory is an astronomical observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin operated by the University of Chicago Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics. The observatory, which calls itself the birthplace of modern astrophysics, was founded in 1897 by astronomer George Ellery Hale, the observatory houses a 40 refracting telescope, the largest ever successfully used for astronomy. And a collection of over 170,000 photographic plates, the director of the observatory is Doyle Al Harper. Yerkes Observatorys 100 cm refracting telescope was built by the refracting telescope company Alvan Clark & Sons and it is the largest refracting telescope used for scientific research. The mounting and tube for the 100-centimeter telescope was exhibited at the 1893 Worlds Columbian Exposition in Chicago before being installed in the observatory, the grinding of the lens was completed later. The observatory houses 100 cm and 61 cm reflecting telescopes, several smaller telescopes are used for educational purposes.
Research conducted at Yerkes includes work on the medium, globular cluster formation, infrared astronomy. The University of Chicago maintains a center in the observatory. In 2012 the engineers completed work on the High-resolution Airborne Wideband Camera, researchers use the Yerkes collection of over 170,000 archival photographic plates that date back to the 1890s. In March 2005, the University of Chicago announced plans to sell the observatory, two purchasers had expressed an interest, Mirbeau, an East Coast developer that wanted to build luxury homes, and Aurora University, which has a campus straddling the Williams Bay property. About 70 homes were to be developed on the upper Yerkes property surrounding the historic observatory and these grounds had been designed more than 100 years previously by John Olmsted, the brother of famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of New Yorks Central Park. Ultimately, Williams Bays refusal to change the zoning from education to residential caused Mirbeau to abandon its development plans, in view of the public controversy surrounding the development proposals, the university suspended these plans in January 2007.
The study group began its work in February 2007 and issued its final report November 30,2007 and it suggested that some lakefront and woods parcels could be sold for residential development. List of largest optical refracting telescopes List of observatories Media related to Yerkes Observatory at Wikimedia Commons Yerkes Observatory and history from the National Park Service. Save Yerkes Yerkes Study Group Geneva Lake Conservancy