The Benjamin Marshall Society was founded by Jane and Didier Lepauw in 2002. The Board of Directors are Jane Lepauw, Didier Lepauw, Dorothy Ehrhard (grand-daughter of Benjamin Marshall) Mary Riley, Secretary William McCluskey, and Treasurer Brian Kearns. The members of the Executive Commitee are Didier Lepauw, William McCluskey, Mary Riley, Steven Monz, Dawn Felber, Fernanda Styzens, Dean Svigos, Paula Otero, Janet Chevrud,Jennifer McGregor, and Brian Kearns. The Honorary Chairman is Richard H. Driehaus. Former Honorary Chairmen are architect Lucien Lagrange and Thomas McMenamin, Chairman of Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, LTD.
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 his creations on East Lake Shore Drive including Chicago's Drake Hotel, in addition to the Edgewater Beach Hotel, the South Shore Cultural Center, the Blackstone Hotel, the Blackstone Theater (now the Merle Reskin Theater). Our mission is 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.
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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