Open House Chicago, 2014

Each year, the Chicago Architecture Foundation hosts “Open House Chicago,” a chance for the public to get inside a host of Chicago’s remarkable buildings. We attended this year and toured several buildings. Some photos are here. More to come.

Chicago River Architectural Boat Tour

Run by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the Chicago Architectural River Tour takes you on a cruise for 90 minutes, showcasing some of the finest buildings in this city, which is known for its remarkable architecture.  Here are some photos from a tour taken on September 1, 2014

The Frederick C. Robie House

The Frederick C. Robie House, in Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.  The Robies only occupied the house for a short time before Mr. Robie’s bicycle business went bankrupt.  Two other families lived in the house after the Robies, the last leaving the home in 1926.  The house was then purchased by the Chicago Theological Seminary, which on at least two occasions had plans to demolish the structure.

Today, the house is owned by the University of Chicago and is designated a National Historic Landmark.  Detailed information is available on Wikipedia and the website of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust

Rockefeller Chapel on the Campus of the University of Chicago

Photos shot on the campus of the University of Chicago on September 1, 2014.