Learn About the Chicago and Manilla Burnham Connection

Learn About the Chicago and Manilla Burnham Connection at the Gaylord Building

Published: April 24, 2017.

Architect Daniel Burnham’s name is well-known for his Plan of Chicago but the urban planner also had plans for the Philippines, says Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, director of the Lewis University History Center.

Cremin will address “Burnham of Chicago in Manila” in an entertaining, illustrated presentation and dinner program at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 4 at the Gaylord Building in Lockport, Ill.

The event is enhanced by Cremin’s expertise on famed architect Daniel Burnham, discussing Burnham background and his plans of 1905 for Manila and Baguio in the Philippines. He will draw on his book, “Grant Park: The Evolution of Chicago’s Front Yard” and reflect on his experiences as the keynote speaker at the Heritage Manila, Heritage Cities Forum Series, in Manila, Philippines. The Lewis University history professor recently returned from the two-day forum held at De La Salle University, a Lasallian partner of Lewis University.

“This forum in Manila grew out of the international Lasallian network, “said Cremin. “My presentation emphasizes Burnham’s plan for Manila and Chicago.” He continued, “Burnham’s vision still captivates us to this day.”

The evening will start with dinner at 6 p.m. and be followed by Cremin’s’ presentation. The cost of the event is $25 including a buffet dinner of salad, pretzel rolls, pot roast, penne pasta, green beans, and garlic mashed potatoes, prepared by the Public Landing Restaurant.

For reservations or for more information, please contact info@gaylordbuilding.org or 815-838-9400. The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Gaylord Building is located at 200 W. 8th Street, Lockport, Ill.

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