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Historic Schweikher House Tours

The Schweikher House Preservation Trust invites the public to tour the 1938 Paul Schweikher-Langsdorf Home and Studio, a Modernist home listed on the National Register of Historic Places and one of the top 150 architectural sites in Illinois.
Fifty minute guided tours of the house, studio and grounds will be offered on Saturday, Oct. 7. Pre-scheduled tours will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting on the hour at the property located at 645 S. Meacham Road in Schaumburg. The cost of the tours is $25 per person, paid in advance of the event with a maximum of 12 persons per tour. For registration, visit the website, call Executive Director Todd Wenger at (847) 923-3866 or email.
Tours of the house will feature Schweikher’s masterful integration of brick, glass, and wood, including an iconic brick fireplace, passive solar room, cantilevered construction, exposed wood beams, built-in furniture, a Japanese soaking tub, raked gravel courtyard, and gardens designed by the noted Midwestern landscape architect Franz Lipp.

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