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Old January 21st, 2010, 09:47 PM   #1
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Oak Park Chicago, Frank Lloyd Wright

Last year during my visit to Chicago i also planned half a day for a visit to Oak Park with all those houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

With CTA Green line from the Loop to Oak Park.

During that trip you go trough some rough neigbourhoods from the looks of them. Not places i think as a tourist you should exit the CTA (imo)


Neigbourhood buildings on Oak Park Avenue near the CTA Station.


same here.

From the station walked crisscross trough the neighbourhood eventualy came at Forest Avenue. This is the right area, with tons of great houses and offcourse Frank Lloyd Wright stuff!



Peter A. Beachy House from 1906 design FLW.



Laura Gale House, 1906, Frank Lloyd Wright



My typical american house! Awesome, beautifull and huge


I did an audiotour in this area departing from the FLW House and Studio; AB Melville House from architect E.E. Roberts 1904.


again same house.


Detail in the facade @ Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, a National Historic Landmark


More beautifull details in this building!


Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio


Moore Dugal Residence, also from FLW, orginal from 1895, but rebuilt in lower design after huge fire in 1923.


This building looks a bit English but also got Mayan influences in its design.



Neighbour is also designed by FLW 1896, extended in 1906.



Family Gale houses, this one Thomas H Gale, FLW early works(1892)


This one was for Walter H Gale, also by FLW 1893.


FLW keeps on coming!:Arthur B Heurtley House (1902) this looks more like the style we all know by FLW!


Yet another one designed by FLW; Frank Thoma House, 1901.


Unity Temple, FLW, built 1905-1908.


A residential built in the Queen Anne style, around 1890.


Classic revival style, 1905.


Found one more:FLW, Harris P Young House (Remodeling), 1895.


Very nice front door area.


Give me one of these please!


birthhouse of Ernest Hemingway @ Oak Park Avenue.


other buildings in the Oak Park area.


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Old January 22nd, 2010, 05:26 AM   #2
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Heurtley House is beautiful inside and out. And so is the studio.

Thanks for the pictures.
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 05:39 AM   #3
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wonderful shots and tour Patrick Highrise, thanks for the tour.

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Give me one of these please!
You have great taste. I was going to point out this one. Not the biggest or most intricate detailed but I'm lovin it. It even manages to pull off having a front driveway which isn't an easy feat. If I were to build my own house I think I would go for something like this.
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 06:35 AM   #4
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amazing pics! I love FLW architecture, unfortunately there isn't a lot present in Toronto. I wish i went to Oak Park on my trip down to Chicago. This definitely calls for another trip!
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