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Old December 5th, 2010, 01:10 PM   #1241
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A block or two from Mag Mile is Bloomingdales building which was once a synagogue.





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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT'S OAK PARK

This quiet suburb, seven miles west of downtown Chicago, contains the world's largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings. It was here that Wright developed his Prairie style (inspired by the flat lines of the Midwestern plains), influencing other architects such as George Maher.

His work was first considered radical, even ugly, compared to the typical styles of the day. Walking through Oak Park's quaint, tree-lined streets, it's evident that Wright's unique architecture does stand out from the norm - but in all the right ways.

I was able to visit two of these structures.


Unity Temple

The compact church, built in 1908, wonderfully demonstrates Wright's use of poured concrete for both structural and decorative purposes.





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Frank Lloyd Wright's home and studio was built when Wright moved to Oak Park (1889), this is where he designed over 150 structures.





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SF airport gives me the creeps - my flight delayed 3 hours there and we would only have 15 minute international connection to Brazil in DFW.
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