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Benjamin H. Marshall
Chicago Architect

Announcing Our Latest Project!
A Documentary Film


Benjamin Marshall, Chicago architect, short film to be premiered at the

2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial

Benjamin H. Marshall (1874-1944) was a major influence in the architectural history of modern Chicago. Marshall “created traditionally detailed buildings that functioned within modern society” ingeniously juxtaposing “conservative and modern features”. The pioneer of East Lake Shore Drive including the Drake Hotel, he was 
obstinate in his vision of a greater urban plan that took its cue from Burnham’s conservation of the lakefront. Marshall fundamentally defined the "new" urban Chicago between his Blackstone Hotel on south Michigan Avenue and East Lake Shore. He built grand hotels, residences, theaters, manufacturing plants, designing across the nation. His life was extravagantly colorful, even tragic, having been the architect of the ill-famed Iroquois Theater where in 1903, so many people perished in one of the worst fires in American history. 

This film will introduce America to this “maker” of Chicago.

In gratitude for your generous donation, your name will be included in the film credits of the first-ever documentary film on Benjamin Marshall.


For Corporate Documentary Film Support


Your company name and logo in the film credits as well as in the accompanying film brochure, plus 10 tickets to a paying Marshall event.


Your company name and logo in the film credits as well as in the accompanying film brochure, plus 5 tickets to a paying Marshall event.


For Individual Documentary Film Support


Your name in the film credits.

To Donate and Support the Benjamin Marshall Society


All donations to the Benjamin Marshall Society are valued.
We are grateful for each and every contribution. Please fill in your desired amount.

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Donations to the Benjamin Marshall Society are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

All checks should be made out to the Benjamin Marshall Society.  Please send them to:

Benjamin Marshall Society c/o Brian Kearns
1404 Darrow Avenue,  #1N
Evanston, IL  60201

For questions or information, please call Bill McCluskey at 866.948.5140

Donations are non-refundable.
Contributions are fully tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

Immerse yourself in the history of Chicago
with Benjamin H. Marshall: Chicago Architect.

Call Bill McCluskey at
(866) 948-5140

Benjamin H. Marshall: Chicago Architect, the first ever - published book on this "maker" of Chicago and commissioned by the Benjamin Marshall Society, will give you a page - turning, insiders' look into Marshall's fascinating life and work.

book cover
While the majority of Benjamin Marshall's work was in Chicago, he also designed buildings, residences, hotels and theaters across the United States.  Ahead of his time, he was among the first in the development of the financial tool which would later become known as co-operative ownership, or co-ops.

The Benjamin Marshall Society is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
All donations to the Society are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

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Thank you for your interest. For questions or comments, please use the information listed here. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Benjamin Marshall Society
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Chicago, IL 60659

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