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Document Details


Title: George Danforth
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Art Institute of Chicago. Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Collection: Chicago Architects Oral History Project
Description: Danforth speaks about IIT before and after Mies's appointment; Mies's IIT campus plan; Lilly Reich; Ludwig Hilberseimer; Walter Peterhans; working in Mies's office; teaching; opening his own firm; Brenner, Danforth, Rockwell commissions, including the Lincoln Park Zoo, the National Design Center, the Speed Museum of Art, and H. P. Davis Rockwell's home, "House on a Bluff"; his view of Mies; Danforth's dream project.
Extent: 153 pages
URL: http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/caohp/danforth.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1986 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Danford, George Edson, 1916-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1916
Speaker place of birth: La Harpe, KS; Kansas; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Architect; Military personnel
Age at speaking: 70
Document location: Chicago, IL
Document date: 09-Aug-1986
Interviewer: Blum, Betty J.
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; Illinois; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Architects; Architectural design; Architectural firms; Architecture--Study and teaching; Chicago, IL; Illinois; North America; Oral history; United States; Work environment
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025525-27384