Doco­momo Tour Day 2016

Schweikher House_Tour WebpageTour Descrip­tion:

The Schweikher House Preser­va­tion Trust, in con­junc­tion with Doco­momo Tour Day 2016,  is pleased to offer tours of one of Illi­nois’ hid­den archi­tec­tural gems, Mod­ernist archi­tect Paul Schweikher’s 1938 home and stu­dio sited on 7 acres in Schaum­burg, Illinois.


50 min. guided tours of the house, stu­dio, and grounds will be offered on Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 8th.  Pre-scheduled tours will run from 10 AM to 2 PM, start­ing on the hour.  The cost of the tours will be $25/per per­son, paid in advance of the event, with a max­i­mum of 12 per­sons per tour.


Come see Schweikher’s mas­ter­ful inte­gra­tion of brick, glass and wood. Tours show­case 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.   We look for­ward to shar­ing this fan­tas­tic home which is listed on the National Reg­is­ter of His­toric Places, and rec­og­nized by The Amer­i­can Insti­tute of Archi­tects as one of the top 150 archi­tec­tural sites in Illinois.





645 S. Meacham Road, Schaum­burg, IL 60193


Tour Avail­abil­ity:

10:00 am Tours

11:00 am Tours

12:00 pm Tours

1:00pm Tours

2:00 pm Tours


To Sched­ule a Pri­vate Tour or Get on Wait­ing List for Future Pub­lic Tours:

If you are unavail­able to make one of the tour dates/times offered, please feel free to con­tact us to get placed on a wait­ing list for our next pub­lic tour date or to sched­ule a pri­vate tour (1-hour tours/$35-per per­son) at your con­ve­nience. For upcom­ing tour avail­abil­ity and reg­is­tra­tion con­tact or call Todd Wenger at 847.923.3866, M-F from 9AM-5PM.

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