June 14. SAH Chicago Chapter Lecture: Christopher Vernon on his book, Graceland Cemetery: A Design History

Thursday, June 14, 2012, 5:30 – 7:30 pmFree of charge to members and non-members – Attendance limited to 30 people

Come join the Chicago Chapter of SAH for a lively talk/book-signing by historian Christopher Vernon on the early landscape designs of Graceland Cemetery, as he presents his new volume, Graceland Cemetery: A Design History (Library of American Landscape History, 2011, offered at the lecture at $35.00), on the real estate powers and landscape architects who created the cemetery, including founder G.P.A. Healy, Thomas Barbour Bryan (uncle of Bryan Lathrop, owner of the house at 120 East Bellevue), landscape gardener Ossian Cole Simonds, and Chapel architects Holabird and Roche. This event is part of the concurrent Great Chicago programs on “Native Landscapes” held from June 15-20, including a program at the Fortnightly Club on June 15th and the Chicago History Museum symposium by the Library on June 16th, 2012. Christopher Vernon and John Notz will discuss the research process and archival resources for the book. RSVP by June 10 to Judy Freeman at (773) 929-0329 or jrfree3500@aol.com.


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