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Document Details


Title: William Keck
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Art Institute of Chicago. Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Collection: Chicago Architects Oral History Project
Description: William serves as spokesman for George Fred and the firm of Keck & Keck. He speaks about George Fred's early jobs; George Fred's partnership with Vale Faro; the Miralago Ballroom in Wilmette, Illinois; the House of Tomorrow and the Crystal House at the Century of Progress Exhibition, 1933-34; early modern residences; the Chicago Workshop and Marianne Willisch; solar housing; the Chicago Bauhaus; CIAM; Mies van der Rohe and European influences; other Keck-designed houses; history of the Keck firm.
Extent: 302 pages
URL: http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/caohp/keck.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1990 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Keck, William, 1908-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1908
Speaker place of birth: Watertown, WI; Wisconsin; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Age at speaking: 82
Document location: Chicago, IL
Document date: 21-Aug-1990
Interviewer: Blum, Betty J.
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; Illinois; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Architects; Architectural design; Architectural firms; Architecture; Chicago, IL; Illinois; North America; Oral history; United States; Work; Work environment
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025540-27402