Baranski Hammer Moretta & Sheehy Architects & Planners added 4 new photos.
We’ve been working hard on the restoration of the Ben and Frances Rose House and Pavilion in Highland Park, Illinois, originally designed by A. James Speyer and David Haid. As a reminder, these were the glass and steel buildings featured in the film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
The first task was to conduct research. Fortunately, the Ryerson Library at the Art Institute of Chicago has in its archives a file of the original drawings, photos and correspondences between Speyer and the Roses.
Following are some photos of our visit to the library. The architectural team, consisting of Bob Hammer, Doug Muller and myself, met with the new owners of the home, Chris and Meghann Salamasick, to look through the archival materials together.
There, we discovered all sorts of interesting and unexpected things about the house that will inform our restoration efforts.
We look forward to sharing some of these surprises with you in our next posts.