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Document Details


Title: John Macsai
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Art Institute of Chicago. Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Collection: Chicago Architects Oral History Project
Description: Macsai speaks about his experience as a Jew in Hungary during World War II; studying architecture at the Polytechnic University in Budapest and at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio; projects and colleagues at Holabird & Root, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, PACE Associates, Hyland Builders, and Raymond Loewy Associates; founding several partnerships; designing highrise residential buildings for developers; teaching at the University of Illinois, Chicago; housing for the elderly; merging with O'Donnell, Wicklund, Pigozzi & Peterson; watercolor painting; his opinions and observations.
Extent: 207 pages
URL: http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/caohp/macsai.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2002 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Macsai, John, 1926-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1926
Speaker place of birth: Budapest, Pest, Hungary; Pest, Hungary; Hungary; Europe
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Architect
Age at speaking: 76
Document location: Evanston, IL
Document date: 18-Jun-2002
Interviewer: Blum, Betty J.
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Budapest, Pest, Hungary; Chicago, IL; Europe; Germany; Hungary; Illinois; North America; Pest, Hungary; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Architects; Architectural design; Architectural firms; Architecture; Architecture--Study and teaching; Budapest, Pest, Hungary; Chicago, IL; Europe; Germany; Hungary; Illinois; Jews--Hungary; North America; Oral history; Pest, Hungary; United States; World War II, 1939-1945
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025544-27407