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Document Details


Title: John D. Cordwell
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Art Institute of Chicago. Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Collection: Chicago Architects Oral History Project
Description: Cordwell speaks about his early years; the pre-war years in London; study at the Regent Street Polytechnic School of Architecture and the Architectural Association; problems of class distinction; the office of Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew; immigrating to the United States; PACE Association; the Central Area Plan for Chicago; Fort Dearborn project; McCormick Place; Louis R. Solomon; building Sandburg Village; working with Arthur Rubloff; Presidential Towers.
Extent: 305 pages
URL: http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/caohp/cordwell.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1992 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Cordwell, John Donald, 1920-1999
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1920
Speaker place of birth: London, England; England; United Kingdom; Europe
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Architect; Military personnel
Age at speaking: 72
Document location: Chicago, IL
Document date: 29-Jun-1992
Interviewer: Blum, Betty J.
Organizations discussed: Great Britain. Royal Air Force
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; England; Europe; Illinois; London, England; North America; United Kingdom; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Architects; Architecture; Architecture--Study and teaching; Chicago, IL; Emigration and immigration; England; Europe; Great Britain. Royal Air Force; Illinois; London, England; North America; Oral history; Prisoners of war; United Kingdom; United States; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, British; World War, 1939-1945--Veterans
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025523-27382