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Document Details


Title: Harry 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; education at MIT and Yale; fellowship at Cranbrook; joining Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; reflections on the Baldwin Kingrey store; opening his own office; work in Ghana on the American Embassy building; beginning work on the Arena Stage building in Washington, D.C.; renovating the Auditorium building in Chicago; designing the Washington, D.C., Metro system; serving on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee; designing the Metropolitan Corrections Center in Chicago; work in Columbus, Indiana; Weese's role in the Chicago AIA.
Extent: 274 pages
URL: http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/caohp/weeseh.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1988 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Weese, Harry Mohr, 1915-1998
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1915
Speaker place of birth: Evanston, IL; Illinois; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Architect; City planner
Age at speaking: 73
Document location: Chicago, IL
Document date: 04-Mar-1988
Interviewer: Blum, Betty J.
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; Illinois; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Architects; Architectural design; Architectural firms; Architecture; Architecture--Study and teaching; Chicago, IL; Illinois; North America; Oral history; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025561-27425