Join researcher and writer Gail Perry for an illustrated lecture about the prolific and accomplished architect John D. Atchison. Born in Illinois and trained in Chicago, Atchison later worked with “the father of the American skyscraper”, William Le Baron Jenney. After working in Chicago for 11 years (including on the 1893 Columbian World Exposition) he moved to Winnipeg 1905.
Significantly, in just under twenty years, John D. Atchison shaped the backdrop of Winnipeg, designing over 160 buildings (some 60 of them still in use) and advocated for its green and monumental spaces. He was a proponent of the City Beautiful Movement, a member of several civic planning committees and an advocate for the mall approach to the Legislative Building.
John D. Atchison designed 177 Lombard, the new home of the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation. Gail Perry’s exhibit, “177 Lombard Avenue”, will be on display and we encourage folks to arrive early to view the display.
101-177 Lombard is wheelchair accessible.