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Document Details


Title: Ezra Gordon
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Art Institute of Chicago. Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Collection: Chicago Architects Oral History Project
Description: Gordon speaks about his childhood; his interest in social and political activism; serving in World War II; studying architecture at the University of Illinois; working for PACE Associates; his friendship with John Cordwell and working for the Chicago Plan Commission; working for Harry Weese, Weese's Arena Stage Theatre, Weese's United States Embassy in Accra, Ghana, and I.M. Pei and Harry Weese's redevelopment of Hyde Park, Chicago; his partnership with Jack Levin; designing The Commons, South Commons, Newberry Plaza, and the East Bank Club, all in Chicago; working with developers; issues in multi-family and high-rise housing; general reflections and opinions.
Extent: 196 pages
URL: http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/caohp/gordon.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2002 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Gordon, Ezra, 1921-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1921
Speaker place of birth: Detroit, MI; Michigan; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Architect; Military personnel
Age at speaking: 81
Document location: Chicago, IL
Document date: 16-Apr-2002
Interviewer: von Roessel, Annemarie
Organizations discussed: University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; Illinois; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Architects; Architectural design; Architecture; Architecture--Study and teaching; Biography; Chicago, IL; Illinois; North America; Oral history; United States; University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Veterans
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025534-27395