The Schweikher House Tour
October 12, 2019
10:00am – 2:00pm
Co-sponsored by the: The Schweikher House Preservation Trust and DOCOMOMO
Upon its completion in 1938, the Schweikher House was a simple and modest assemblage of 2,400 square feet. In essence it is a three-room open plan structure with beautiful spaces for living, sleeping and working. Located on a farm field on the rural edge of Chicago’s urban energy, the house staked its own distinctive position in the world of Prairie School evolution, international modernism, and Wright’s yet-to-be-defined/built Usonian invention.
Tours of the house will feature Schweikher’s masterful integration of brick, glass and wood, including an iconic brick fireplace, passive solar room, cantilevered construction, exposed wood beams, built-in furniture, and gardens designed by the noted Midwestern landscape architect Franz Lipp. The Schweikher House Preservation Trust invites you to join a tour of this beautiful structure, both inside and out.
When: Saturday October 12, 2019. Pre-scheduled, 50-minute guided tours will run from 10 AM to 2 PM, starting on the hour.
Where: 645 S. Meacham Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193
Cost: The cost of the tours will be $20/per person, paid in advance of the event, with a maximum of 12 persons per tour.