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Tuesday, February 03, 2015

The sun glows

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Springfield patterns.

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Moon in clouds making faces at us.

* Article with photos: Robie House: Masterpiece of Glass and Light:

It all started when Frederick C. Robie purchased a 60 by 180-ft. lot at 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave. from Harold Goodman. This was the beginning of what would change the face of architecture in Chicago and beyond.
Fred and Lora Robie commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to create a masterpiece. Mr. Robie and Mr. Wright admired each other and were both forward thinkers who weren’t afraid to push limits. Wright would later call the house he built for the Robie family as his best work.

* Lora Hieronymus Robie (educator and book lover):

Lora Hieronymus Robie, one-half of the couple who had Frank Lloyd Wright design Chicago’s famed Robie House, spent far more time as a Springfield resident than she did in the house named after her and her husband.

Thanks, Mike.

* At the end of the highway....

Posted by Marie at February 3, 2015 8:58 PM