On April 29, historian Bill Hinchliff will be at the Kenilworth Club, one of the 40-plus buildings designed by George W. Maher, to discuss the building's history and significance in the community.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Content courtesy of The Kenilworth Historical Society. Architect George W. Maher, who lived in Kenilworth, designed more than 40 buildings in Kenilworth, including the Kenilworth Club. For more information about the 40-plus buildings Maher designed or built in the area, read George Washington Maher in Kenilworth, available at The Kenilworth Historical Society. Related article: Historian to Speak About Importance of the Kenilworth Club
Historian Bill Hinchliff will be at the Kenilworth Club April 29 to speak about its history and significance in the community.
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- Chi-an Chang
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Bill Hinchliff remembers spending time at The Kenilworth Club as a teen during the 50s. On April 29, he’ll be back at the club to discuss the importance of the building and its preservation. Completed in 1907, The Kenilworth Club is considered “as a masterpiece – perhaps the masterpiece – of George W. Maher’s mature prairie style,” according to the club’s website. “[Maher] worked in the style of Wright,” Hinchliff said. “He lived in Kenilworth, he did some 40 buildings here.” Check back tomorrow for a map of Maher’s buildings in Kenilworth, along with their history. Like other prairie styles, Maher’s incorporated a lot of autumn colors and earthy hues. The horizontal structure extends over the site “almost as if it were hugging the …