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"We're purposefully featuring a variety of David Adler’s works from the Great House Era, mid 1920s to the mid 1930s," 

Kristin N. Smith, BA, AS, MBA

“He designed at least fifty houses, forty-three were built in a versatile range of styles that included Italian Renaissance villas, French chateaux, Georgian, American colonial and even one tremendous example of English half-timber… The great majority of Adler’s houses are on a baronial scale, originally with corresponding landscaped acreage..."1

David Adler. Image is from David Boyd, his sister's grandson, courtesy of Amy Williams, Executive Director, the Adler Music and Arts Center.

 David Adler: The Architect and His Work, by Richard Pratt, 1970.

Rare footage of exteriors and interiors of four David Adler designed residences has now been filmed. We thank everyone for their willingness to participate.

english baroque 17th century

"Castle Hill" 1925-28 in Ipswich, Massachusetts

Interview of Author, Curator Susan Hill Dolan.


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American early 19th century

"Port o'Call" 1926 in Lake Bluff, Illinois

Interview of Collections Manager Thomas Gleason.


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French LATE 17th century

"Innisfail II" 1930 in Lake Forest, Illinois

Interview of renown Architect Adrian Smith and son, Developer Jason Smith.


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georgian 18th century

"Wheeler" 1934 in Lake Forest, Illinois

Interview of Author, Librarian Arthur Hawks Miller.


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