The lot upon which Unity Temple was constructed was purchased from a prominent congregation member, Edwin O. Gale. The Gale family had
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“Architects may come, and architects may go, and never change your point of view. When I run dry, I’ll stop awhile and
For anyone wanting to broaden their understanding of Frank Lloyd Wright’s design philosophy and techniques, I highly recommend an important book: Inventing
When Unity Temple was constructed, it was surrounded by houses with the exception of the First Congregational Church and Scoville Institute across
Charles Roberts had many interests and activities: inventor, manufacturer, educator, and musician to name but a few. Of these wide ranging activities,
Until Covid-19, I worked for 25 years in various capacities at Taliesin Preservation, including as its historian. When asked to write something
As a preservation architect who was raised in Oak Park, it is impossible NOT to have memories of Unity Temple. So, I’ll
As Director of the Victorian Society in America Chicago Summer School program, I have the opportunity to visit many unforgettable buildings in
It is easy to find contrasting architectural styles throughout Oak Park. The starkest contrasts are often between the steeply peaked roofs and
I was invited to photograph Unity Temple in Oak Park a year ago by Heidi Ruehle, Executive Director of the Unity Temple