Historic Homes of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois is one of the most famous cities in the United States from the standpoint of architecture. Few places have as rich and beautiful architectural diversity as Chicago.
The city is perhaps best known for its breathtaking skyline of superstructures. The skyscrapers of Chicago are indeed fabulous, and some can be seen on HistoricHomes-Chicago.com. The photo galleries here; however, mostly celebrate a century of visually stunning home architecture.
From the very well known, like the Robie House, the birthplace of Ernest Hemingway, and the many famous designs of Frank Lloyd Wright, to less frequently admired historic homes scattered around Chicago, browsing the photo collections on HistoricHomes-Chicago.com is a visual delight!
The Village of Oak Park, Illinois is loaded with beautiful historic homes. It is perhaps best know for the work of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright's home and studio was in Oak Park for the first twenty years of his career. This is where he and his associates developed the famous Prairie style design. The Frank Lloyd Wright designs are excluded from this collection of photographs. They can be found in the Wright collection below.
Many other well known architects like E.E. Roberts designed amazing homes that were built in Oak Park. The variety of architecture in this photo gallery includes Gothic style, Prairie style, Queen Anne style, Stick style, and Classical Revival style homes.
Oak Park was also the birthplace of Ernest Hemingway. The Hemingway home and museum are open to the public.
The Frank Lloyd Wright homes featured in this collection are located in various areas around Chicago. A biography of Frank Lloyd Wright can be found on the web site for the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust.
This collection features photos of historic properties in the Chicago suburban areas on the north shore of Lake Michigan.
A taste of the architectual diversity of downtown Chicago is preseented in this gallery. Skyscapers, modern and historic, along with other notable landmark buildings are contained in this photo set.
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