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Institute of Design site photographs, 2000

Identifier: 008.10.02

Five 8½ x 11" color laser images (made from 35mm Kodachrome slides) of Chicago architecture and markers related to Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and the Institute of Design. The photos were taken in October 2000 by Hattula Moholy-Nagy. The images include:

  1. 247 E. Ontario St. building, which held the School of Design from 1939-1945. The school was located on the second floor.
  2. 632 N. Dearborn St. building which held the Institute of Design, 1946-1956. The building was designed by architect Henry Ives Cobb and built in 1892.
  3. Chicago Landmark plaque on the 632 N. Dearborn St. building.
  4. 1210 Astor St. Home of the Moholy-Nagy family, 1937-1940. The location is in the McConnell Block designed by Chicago architectural firm Holabird and Roche in 1897.
  5. Chicago Tribute marker, dedicated November 1999, at the site of 2622 Lakeview Ave., home of the Moholy-Nagy family, 1940-1949.


  • Creation: 2000


Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Collection Size

5 Item

Biographical Note

Hattula Moholy-Nagy is the daughter of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy who founded The New Bauhaus: American School of Design in Chicago in 1937. The school later became Illinois Institute of Technology's (Chicago) Institute of Design.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Formerly 2000.046


Catherine Bruck, University Archivist, 11/7/2000

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