Thursday Nov. 7th at 7:00 pm
Chicago’s Monadnock Building with Richard Scaramelli
A landmark of American architectural history, the Monadnock Building
(1889-1892) in Chicago played a critical role in the development of the
skyscraper. Why was it named after “our”
mountain? What were its connections to New England? Drawing upon
published and original research, Richard Scaramelli describes the
unusual origins of this structure, its absolutely unique features, and
overall significance. Scaramelli brings to this presentation a lifelong
interest in architectural history. A past president of the Historical
Society of Cheshire County, he wrote Surry: A Twentieth Century History,
and led the compilation of the walking tour guide of Keene, Shire Town
by Foot, among other works. He resides in Swanzey, where he currently
serves as Trustee of Trust Funds, and trustee-treasurer of the Mt.
Caesar Union Library. Free and open to all.