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Document Details


Title: John Vinci
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Art Institute of Chicago. Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Collection: Chicago Architects Oral History Project
Description: Vinci speaks about studying architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago; working with Richard Nickel, Crombie Taylor, and Tim Samuelson and salvaging buildings by Louis Sullivan in Chicago; working for Brenner, Danforth, and Rockwell; the birth of the historic preservation movement and the Chicago Heritage Committee in Chicago; salvaging and reconstructing the Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room; designing the Freeark House; opening his own office; creating museum exhibition installations; designing new buildings, including the Arts Club in Chicago.
Extent: 158 pages
URL: http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/caohp/vinci.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2002 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Vinci, John, 1937-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1937
Speaker place of birth: Chicago, IL; Illinois; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Architect; Educator
Age at speaking: 65
Document location: Chicago, IL
Document date: 16-Jan-2002
Interviewer: Blum, Betty J.
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; Illinois; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Architects; Architectural design; Architecture; Architecture--Study and teaching; Chicago, IL; Education, Higher; Historic preservation; Illinois; Museum exhibits; North America; Oral history; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Chicago Heritage Committee
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025559-27423