The Cahn Residence | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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The Cahn Residence

The Cahn Residence | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
The Bertram and Irma Cahn House was designed by the architectural firm Keck and Keck as Project #213 in 1936. George Fred and William Keck were born in Watertown, Wisconsin, and operated an architectural office on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. This photograph shows the living room fireplace, the dining space and the closed bar beyond in the Cahn house on Green Bay Road in Lake Forest, Illinois. Bertram Cahn was President and Chairman of Kuppenheimer Clothing Manufacturers in Chicago. Irma Cahn, after seeing the House of Tomorrow at the Chicago World's Fair (Century of Progress), wanted to have George Fred design her a "House of the Day After Tomorrow."
DESCRIPTION
The Bertram and Irma Cahn House was designed by the architectural firm Keck and Keck as Project #213 in 1936. George Fred and William Keck were born in Watertown, Wisconsin, and operated an architectural office on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. This photograph shows the living room fireplace, the dining space and the closed bar beyond in the Cahn house on Green Bay Road in Lake Forest, Illinois. Bertram Cahn was President and Chairman of Kuppenheimer Clothing Manufacturers in Chicago. Irma Cahn, after seeing the House of Tomorrow at the Chicago World's Fair (Century of Progress), wanted to have George Fred design her a "House of the Day After Tomorrow."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:126311
Creation Date:
Creator Name:Hedrich Blessing Photographers
City:Lake Forest
County:
State:Illinois
Collection Name:Keck, George Fred : George Fred and William Keck papers, 1903-1995
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:M99-085, Box 1
Original Dimensions:10 x 8 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Hedrich Blessing Original negative number 4781 L
SUBJECTS
Architectural details
Architecture
Architecture, Domestic
Fireplaces
Indoor photography

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