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Stories and Tips Oak Park

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The Unity Temple - an architectural masterpiece by Frank Lloyd Wright

Written by GB from Devizes on 21 Nov, 2006

This amazing building sits on Lake Street and was built to replace the original Unitarian Universalist Church which was destroyed by fire. Frank Lloyd Wright began his design in 1905 but had various obstacles to overcome. He had a small budget, the site was narrow…Read More


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Francis Lloyd Wright - Houses, Homes, and Studios

Written by GB from Devizes on 20 Nov, 2006

Along with Hemingway, Oak Park can be rightly proud of its other revered son, namely Frank Lloyd Wright, widely regarded as the 20th century’s greatest architect. Indeed, “Architectural Record” magazine proclaimed that his buildings “stand out as the most significant architectural works during the last…Read More


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The Hemingway Birthplace: Upstairs

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 19 Oct, 2006

Climbing up the steep steps from the kitchen to the upstairs of the Hemingway Birthplace, I was reminded of the stairs at my Grandma's and Aunt's places in Pawtucket, Rhode Island with the steepness and noise they made as you climb them. Luckily this time,…Read More


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The Hemingway Birthplace: Downstairs, Part 1

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 19 Oct, 2006

Tired of modern art and the big city, I decided to stay in Oak Park on the Sunday before heading home to Idaho and visited the Hemingway Birthplace. I had been to the museum on my first full day in Oak Park, but didn't have…Read More


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The Hemingway Birthplace: Downstairs, Part 2

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 19 Oct, 2006

The Hemingway Birthplace was a rare highlight of my trip to Chicago, and it deserves a journal all to itself. As we were touring the house, I was noticing the light fixtures and the work that was being done on the walls the whole time.…Read More


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