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The Gale Family

The lot upon which Unity Temple was constructed was purchased from a prominent congregation member, Edwin O. Gale. The Gale family had

The Gale Family2021-08-16T14:43:03-05:00

Wright’s use of Froebel Blocks

For anyone wanting to broaden their understanding of Frank Lloyd Wright’s design philosophy and techniques, I highly recommend an important book: Inventing

Wright’s use of Froebel Blocks2021-07-08T10:56:14-05:00

Post Office Neighbor

When Unity Temple was constructed, it was surrounded by houses with the exception of the First Congregational Church and Scoville Institute across

Post Office Neighbor2021-06-16T12:00:55-05:00

Roberts & Wright Collaborations

Charles Roberts had many interests and activities: inventor, manufacturer, educator, and musician to name but a few. Of these wide ranging activities,

Roberts & Wright Collaborations2021-06-08T13:33:14-05:00

Hillside at Taliesin

Until Covid-19, I worked for 25 years in various capacities at Taliesin Preservation, including as its historian. When asked to write something

Hillside at Taliesin2021-05-24T11:13:32-05:00

Victorian Society of America

As Director of the Victorian Society in America Chicago Summer School program, I have the opportunity to visit many unforgettable buildings in

Victorian Society of America2021-04-05T15:29:14-05:00

Two Fires Produce Two New Churches

It is easy to find contrasting architectural styles throughout Oak Park. The starkest contrasts are often between the steeply peaked roofs and

Two Fires Produce Two New Churches2021-03-25T15:34:39-05:00
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