Learn more about the fascinating life and work of Chicago architect Benjamin H. Marshall from the Benjamin Marshall Society in Chicago, Illinois. Our promotion of Marshall and his work includes a recently published architecture book, Benjamin H. Marshall: Chicago Architect. The book is available through Amazon™, Acanthus Press, and the Drake Hotel. Benjamin Marshall designed buildings around the United States with the majority in the Chicago area. He was also ahead of his time in his participation in their development and financing, making use of the financial tool which would later be called co-operative ownership, or co-ops.
So little is known about the architect of Chicago's Drake Hotel and many other important and famous public buildings and residential landmarks. They include Chicago's Drake Hotel, Edgewater Beach Hotel, South Shore Country Club, Blackstone Theater, and Blackstone Hotel. We strive to revive Benjamin Marshall's dialogue on the civic responsibility of the urban architect and the role of architecture, planning, and design in the urban environment and in society as a whole. We are a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All donations to the Society are tax-deductible.
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