Wednesday / June 21, 2017 / 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Summer Tour West: Unity Temple

Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park IL

Join preservation architect Gunny Harboe, FAIA of Harboe Architects for a tour of the recently renovated Unity Temple in Oak Park, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Tour is limited to 30 attendees. Preference will be given to AIA members. 

From TimeOut Chicago:

"Frank Lloyd Wright once called Oak Park's Unity Temple 'my contribution to modern architecture', establishing it as one of the most notable structures he designed during his career. The home of Oak Park's Universalist congregation was completed in 1908, showcasing exposed concrete walls and striking interior design that were considered cutting edge at the time.

While Wright's design was forward-thinking, many of the materials he used to complete the structure were not up to modern standards, which has made preserving the leak-prone Unity Temple (which was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1970) a challenge. The Unity Temple Restoration Foundation began raising funds to restore the classic building to its former glory in 2013—a campaign that has resulted in a $25 million restoration of Wright's temple."

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Unity Temple Restoration Foundation

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