Robie House

Architectural Quick Stop ~ Visiting the Frederick C. Robie House on the campus of the University of Chicago in the neighborhood of Hyde Park in Chicago, Illinois can be a quick excursion to view one of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s designed homes. This National…

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Taliesin

If you are looking for inspiring American architecture and stories of romantic intrigue, murder, and blazing destruction, Taliesin has it all. Taliesin, sometimes known as Taliesin North was the estate of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The estate is located south of the village of…

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American Swedish Institute

As I am a third-generation descended from Swedish immigrants on my maternal side I wanted to connect with my nordic heritage by visiting the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The American Swedish Institute is a museum and cultural center dedicated to the preservation and…

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Memorial Chapel at Lakewood

Photo Opp ~ The Memorial Chapel at Lakewood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as the architectural focal point of Lakewood Cemetery. The building was modeled after the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey. The chapel interior was created by New…

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