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Tickets on Sale for 'Dinner & A Lecture' at the Gaylord Building in Lockport

Lockport, IL – The Gaylord Building extends an invitation to attend a Dinner and Lecture titled Burham of Chicago in Manila featuring Dennis H. Cremin, professor of history at Lewis University on May 4.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. presentation begins at 7 p.m.

Tickets are now on sale for $25, which includes Cremin’s presentation and dinner catered by the Public Landing Restaurant. Dinner served will include salad, pretzel rolls, pot roast, penne pasta, green beans and garlic mashed potatoes.

Tickets may be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/burnham-of-chicago-in-manila-a-presentation-by-dr-dennis-h- cremin-tickets-33101287843.

Cremin will draw on his book, Grant Park: The Evolution of Chicago’s Front Yard and reflect on his experiences as the keynote speaker at the Heritage Manila, Heritage Cities Forum Series in Manila, Philippines.

American Architect Daniel Burnham presented his grand plan for Manila and Baguio in 1905. These plans were never truly materialized due to political and cultural changes that included World War II. More than a hundred years later, only a few parts of his plan were realized.

The Gaylord Building, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, played a vital role in one of the great enterprises of the 19th century: the Illinois & Michigan Canal. A landmark since 1838, its many tenants and uses exemplify the canal’s commercial success as the key to mastery of the American mid-continent.

This handsome limestone warehouse originally stored canal construction materials and later housed a variety of commercial ventures. Today it is a national example of adaptive reuse and serves as a gateway to the I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor.

The Gaylord Building is located at 200 W. 8th St. in Lockport. For more information, email info@gaylordbuilding.org, call 815-838-9400, or visit www.gaylordbuilding.org.

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