Leslie Goddard: Remembering Marshall Field's

Thursday, February 9, 2012 @ 12:15pm

Event Info

Admission

FREE

Venue

Lecture Hall Gallery

224 S. Michigan Avenue

Chicago, 

IL 

60604

Presenter

Chicago Architecture Foundation
312-922-3432

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

For more than 150 years, Marshall Field and Co. reigned as Chicago's leading department store. This illustrated talk traces the store's history from its beginnings as a dry good store on Lake Street in 1852 into a world-class fashion and service trendsetter renowned for its elegance and exceptional customer service. Photographs, ads, postcards, and memorabilia trace the store's history and its cherished traditions—the Walnut Room, the Christmas tree, the legendary window displays, the 28 shop, and, of course, Frango Mints. This lecture is based on Leslie Goddard's book, Remembering Marshall Field's, published by Arcadia Publishing in 2011. This book is available for purchase in the Chicago Architecture Foundation Shop. A book signing follows the lecture.