"It's all about Frank ..." Top 5 Page for this destination Oak Park by shrimp56

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Well that's not quite fair!
There IS a lot more to the Chicago suburb than its legacy as the home and workplace of the famed American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. [1867-1959] During the 20 years he lived and worked in Oak Park he developed what is called the "Prairie School" of architecture.
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My niece, who is an architect, came to visit, so we took her to see the home & studio. Pictures are not allowed inside and, for reasons of landscaping it is hard to get a full idea of the whole home/studio complex.

Here's a front view of the house and the curved front porch. The brick that was used in called "Chicago brick", but is noted as a brick that does not respond well to temperature and weather variables.

  • Last visit to Oak Park: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated Aug 26, 2004
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  • XenoHumph's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2005 at 8:05 AM

    A lovely part of Chicago I remember fondly! great page!

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2004 at 9:00 AM

    Thanks for illuminating the FLW tour in Oak Park for those of us not familiar. A true 'must see' when in the Windy City.

  • Karolina01's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2004 at 8:38 AM

    O I see you have new pages again. You Sally never will get tired of writing, which is good for all of us.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2004 at 11:44 AM

    Thanks you, Sally, for opening my eyes on that special place... You have very nice pages!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2004 at 3:46 PM

    I didn't know that place - thank you very much for sharing, I would love to visit it although this ban on photography haha, how to omit it? :-)))

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