WHAT: Benya, Master of Midcentury
WHEN: January 22, 2023
CONTACT: HSQAC, 217-222-1835
WHERE: History Museum on the Square, 332 Maine, Quincy
January 3, 2023-Quincy, Ill………The Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County will present a program on John Benya entitled Benya, Master of Midcentury, by architect Anthony (Tony) Crane on Sunday, January 22, at 2:00 pm at the History Museum on the Square, 332 Maine, Quincy.
Benya, a Quincy architect whose career spanned four decades, was a proponent of the midcentury modern style. He designed more than 500 buildings in the U.S., including many in Quincy such as the striking St. Boniface Church at 117 North 7th which was named by the Illinois Association of Architects as one of Illinois’ 150 most important structures, and the ultra-modernistic Quincy Regional Airport, which features circular patterns and distinctive blue glass skylights.
Tony Crane, past principal partner and officer in the Architectural-Engineering firm of Architechnics, Inc. of Quincy, worked closely with Benya many years ago. Semi-retired, Crane currently practices as an architectural consultant. He is an emeritus member of the American Institute of Architects and is licensed to practice in Illinois, Missouri, and Iowa. Crane was awarded a National Council of Architectural Registration Boards certificate in 1979. He has served on the Culver-Stockton College Board of Trustees since 2011 and was recently named to the Board of Directors of the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County. He has been involved in the building design and development for numerous projects in the Tri-State area and in selected parts of the country.
Original architectural drawings, photographs and exhibits will also be part of Crane’s presentation.
Architechnics, Inc. of Quincy is sponsoring the program, which is free and open to the public.
January 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The History Museum on the Square
Quincy, IL 62301