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Schaum­burg / Illinois

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A pre­scient work built in 1938 by a young archi­tect who was just find­ing his voice.

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The House

The Schweikher House is the only listing on the National Register of Historic Places in Schaumburg, Illinois.


A sophis­ti­cat­edly organic inte­gra­tion of east­ern and west­ern cul­tural sensibilities.

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The Architect

Paul Schweikher was the principal and senior partner in the firm Schweikher and Elting (1946-1958), chairman of the School of Architecture at Yale University (1953-1956), and the head of the Department of Architecture at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (1956-1968).