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Chicago’s Monadnock  building discussed tonight

A talk about Chicago’s Monadnock Building will be held at the Hancock Town Library tonight at 7 p.m.

Richard Scaramelli will provide information about this landmark of American architectural history, which was completed in 1893.

Chicago played a critical role in the development of the skyscraper. Why was this building named after “our” mountain? What were its connections to New England? Drawing upon published and original research, Richard Scaramelli describes the unusual origins of this structure, its absolutely unique features, and overall significance.

Scaramelli will bring to this presentation a lifelong interest in architectural history. A past president of the Historical Society of Cheshire County, he wrote “Surry: A Twentieth Century History,” and led the compilation of the walking tour guide of Keene, “Shire Town by Foot,” among other works. He resides in Swanzey, where he currently serves as Trustee of Trust Funds, and trustee-treasurer of the Mt. Caesar Union Library.

This event is free and open to all. For more information, call the library at 525-4411.

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