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Document Details


Title: Walter G. Metschke
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Art Institute of Chicago. Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Collection: Chicago Architects Oral History Project
Description: Metschke writes about early experiences that led him to a career in landscape architecture and engineering; studying at the University of Nebraska and at Iowa State; working for the Arkansas WPA; the Manhattan Project, Oak Ridge, Tennessee; the Omaha, Nebraska, Parks and Recreation Commission, 1946-49; Strategic Air Command Housing; consulting on engineering for the United States Air Force Academy; O'Hare International Airport; working for H. S. Kaiser Company; consulting for the City of Chicago Department of Aviation; the proposed design for an airport in Lake Michigan; working for various Chicago suburban developments.
Extent: 130 pages
URL: http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/caohp/metschke.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1996 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Metschke, Walter G., 1912-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1912
Speaker place of birth: Snyder, NE; Nebraska; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Architect; Landscape architect
Age at speaking: 84
Document date: 1996
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; Illinois; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Chicago, IL; Engineering; Engineers; Illinois; Landscape; Landscape architecture--Illinois; North America; Oral history; United States; Work environment
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025547-27409