The Workers Cottage: Past, Present, and Future
March 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Join us for an enlightening bag lunch lecture as we delve into the rich history, present challenges, and future prospects of Chicago’s iconic workers cottages. These modest yet historically significant homes have been at the heart of Chicago’s urban landscape for over a century, embodying the aspirations and struggles of working-class families throughout the city’s rapid growth. The event will be held on Thursday, March 14th, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM CST at the Great Cities Institute, Large Conference Room (412 South Peoria Street, Suite 400, Chicago, Illinois 60607-7067). Click here for the downloadable PDF of the flyer. To RSVP, click here.
For guest speakers, we have Joseph C. Bigott, Ph.D. from Purdue University Northwest and who is the author of From Cottage to Bungalow. As a renowned historian specializing in Chicago’s architectural heritage, Joseph brings a wealth of knowledge and insight into the significance of workers cottages in shaping the city’s built environment. Additionally, we have Lucy Gomez Feliciano, who is the community engagement director at Here to Stay Community Land Trust. With a background in urban planning and community development, Lucy offers invaluable perspectives on the challenges and opportunities associated with preserving workers cottages amidst rapid urbanization and gentrification.