THE FORMER PRENTICE WOMEN’S HOSPITAL
The Earliest Years
Date: Thursday, March 20
Time: 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Place: The Auditorium Building, Roosevelt University’s Murray-Green Library, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, 10th floor, Chicago
Speaker: John Vinci, Vinci Hamp Architects
Even before Harry Weese’s large-scale restoration project of 1967, preservation architect John Vinci, FAIA, led several restoration efforts that included work in the library, lobby and Ganz Hall. Partially in collaboration with architect and Sullivan-advocate Crombie Taylor and photographer Richard Nickel, Vinci’s work in the building from the early 1960s was critical and yet, by Vinci’s own admission, included some methods that would not be used today. Hear Mr. Vinci discuss the restoration challenges of these earliest years.