The Chicago Art Deco Society was founded in 1981.


CADS is a not for profit organization devoted to preserving all things Deco. It is a community of members that celebrate the unique aesthetic of the Interwar Period including fine and decorative arts, architecture and fashion that defined the elegant Art Deco and Streamline Moderne era.
Barbara Capitman encouraged a group of Chicago Architecture Foundation members to form the group after a week devoted to Deco in Chicago. Lynn Abbie was the first president and served for 10 years. Chuck Kaplan was our second president and retired in November, 2000. Bennett Johnson was our third president and retired in 2007. Joe Loundy is our current president.


THE CHICAGO ART DECO SOCIETY (CADS) IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATION CHARTERED IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN 1982 FOR THE PURPOSE OF EDUCATION, PRESERVATION AND FELLOWSHIP.

CONTACT
Chicago Art Deco Society
P.O. Box 1116
Evanston, IL 60204-1116
(312) 280-9097


email: chicagoartdecosociety@yahoo.com

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