Van Sickle Ford House
May 2024

The Ford House, its Architect Bruce Goff, and Builder Don Tosi

Over 50 people helped us celebrate National Historic Preservation Month with a presentation by Sid Robinson, owner of the Ford House in Aurora, IL.

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2024
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Municipal Center Rooms A and B
400 South Eagle Street

What's it like to live in a round house? Sid Robinson gave us his unique perspective having lived in the home for 30 years! Our in-person presentation by Sidney Robinson gave us an insiders’ visual tour of the Sam and Ruth Van Sickle Ford House in Aurora. The architect of this fabulous mid-century modern house was the wildly-imaginative architect Bruce Goff and the builder was Don Tosi, who later went on to build many mid-century homes in Naperville. Sid Robinson, a retired UIC architecture professor also recounted his personal interviewhe had with Don Tosi.

P.S. The Sam and Ruth Van Sickle Ford House was recently featured on Geoffry Baer’s show on WTTW.