In a talk based on his exciting new book, former Leo Burnett CEO Rick Fizdale details the wealth, greed, power, corruption and even murder that accompanied the building of 999 North Lake Shore Drive. Fizdale reveals how 999 North Lake Shore Drive—a historic landmark designed by legendary architect and longtime Wilmette resident Benjamin Marshall—figured into one of the most explosive and pivotal moments in Chicago’s history.
The lecture will be preceeded by a brief annual meeting of the Wilmette Historical Society, bringing current and future members up to date on the Society's doings. Copies of Rick Fizdale's lavishly illustrated volume, 999: A History of Chicago in Ten Stories, will be available for signing and purchase after his talk. Learn more.