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CAC Live: Retail Revolution on State Street
The emergence of department stores disrupted retail in the 19th and 20th centuries. Innovative collaborations between Chicago merchants and architects enabled that revolution. CAC docent Brian Kelly leads this event’s attendees on a virtual trip up Chicago’s State Street to investigate the rise of consumer capitalism, exemplified by the massively influential, architecturally significant stores of Marshall Field and others.
Host Brian Kelly is a CAC docent and South Shore native. A branding consultant and retail maven with a degree in architectural history, Kelly’s unique perspective and fondness for both buildings and brands informs his views on intersections between them.
Price: $8, Free with registration fee to CAC members