History Revealed: Elizabeth Scheu Close
April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ramsey County Historical Society Presents
Jane King Hession, Elizabeth Scheu Close
History Revealed Series
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Free and open to all. No reservations needed.
An in-depth account of the life and career of Minnesota’s first modern architect
One of few women who were practicing architects in the mid-twentieth century, Elizabeth “Lisl” Scheu Close left an indelible mark on Minnesota’s built landscape. This personal and professional biography also explores multiple aspects of modern architecture, including the use of new materials and technologies, the design of prefabricated houses, and the relationship between residential design and changing American lifestyles.
Jane King Hession is a Minnesota-based architectural historian specializing in modernism. She is a founding partner of Modern House Productions and coauthor of John H. Howe, Architect: From Taliesin Apprentice to Master of Organic Design (Minnesota, 2014), Ralph Rapson: Sixty Years of Modern Design, and Frank Lloyd Wright in New York: The Plaza Years, 1954–1959.