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Document Details


Title: Lawrence Perkins
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Art Institute of Chicago. Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Collection: Chicago Architects Oral History Project
Description: Perkins speaks about his father 's education, friends, colleagues, the Committee on the Universe, and his vision of creating the Forest Preserve system. Perkins then speaks about his own education at Cornell University; meeting Philip Will; working for Howard Fisher's General Houses; how the office of Perkins, Wheeler and Will took shape; the Crow Island School commission; collaborating with the Saarinens; the shift to steel and glass; the United States Gypsum building; building the First National Bank building; the Cliff Dwellers Club; travel; the American Institute of Architects.
Extent: 175 pages
URL: http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/caohp/perkins.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1985 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Perkins, Lawrence Bradford, 1907-1997
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1907
Speaker place of birth: Evanston, IL; Illinois; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Architect
Age at speaking: 78
Document location: Evanston, IL
Document date: 08-Nov-1985
Interviewer: Blum, Betty J.
Organizations discussed: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; Illinois; Ithaca, NY; New York; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Architects; Architectural design; Architectural firms; Architecture; Chicago, IL; Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Family--History; Illinois; Ithaca, NY; New York; North America; Oral history; United States; Work environment
Topics discussed - Other terms: American Institute of Architects; Cliff Dwellers Club; Committee on the Universe; Forest Preserve system
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025551-27413