Chicago’s Only Castle

Date(s) - 04/11/18
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Newberry Library

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Newberry Library

Chicago’s Only Castle

Wed, April 11, 2018 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Chicago’s Only Castle: The History of Givins’ Irish Castle and its Keepers regales its reader with the history of a treasure buried on Chicago’s far Southwest Side of which few people beyond the neighborhood seem to be aware.

The compelling stories of the five keepers of the Castle unfold against the backdrop of, and directly connect to, Chicago’s rich history, including the Great Chicago Fire, the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, the cable-car era, the dawn of the automobile, and the Century of Progress International Exposition of 1933-34.

After the talk, Magidson will sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase. The proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to The Castle Building Fund to help rescue, preserve, and maintain the landmark building.

Errol Magidson,an adjunct professor of psychology at Saint Xavier University has been interviewed about his book and film projects on “WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight,” and on WGN-TV’s “After Hours with Rick Kogan.”