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Document Details


Title: Benjamin H. Weese
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Art Institute of Chicago. Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Collection: Chicago Architects Oral History Project
Description: Weese speaks about his early influences and exposure to architecture through his brother Harry; education at Harvard and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts; conscientious objector service in Europe; returning to work in Chicago; designing housing in Hyde Park and Kenwood; saving the Glessner house and establishing the Chicago Architecture Foundation; opening his own office; activities with the Chicago Seven, including the "Chicago Seven," "Exquisite Corpse," Townhouses, and "Late Entries to the Chicago Tribune" exhibitions;" and the revival of the Chicago Architectural Club.
Extent: 1446 pages
URL: http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/caohp/weeseben.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1998 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Weese, Benjamin Horace, 1929-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1929
Speaker place of birth: Evanston, IL; Illinois; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Architect
Age at speaking: 69
Document location: Chicago, IL
Document date: 28-Apr-1998
Interviewer: von Roessel, Annemarie
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; Europe; Illinois; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Architects; Architects and housing developers; Architectural design; Architectural firms; Architecture; Architecture--Chicago (Ill.); Chicago, IL; Europe; Housing; Illinois; North America; Oral history; United States; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Conscientious objectors
Topics discussed - Other terms: Chicago Architectural Club; Chicago Seven
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025560-27424