150 Great Places in Illinois

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150 Great Places in Illinois

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On Wednesday AIA Illinois will release its list of 150 Great Places in Illinois. This is a list of the 150 Greatest Architectural Works in the history of Illinois. Given the exceptionally high quality of architectural works in Illinois over the last, approximately, 150 years. This should be quite interesting. I have been told that approximately half fall into the historic range and approximately half fall into the recent historic range. This list will be unveiled at Prairie Grass Roots by AIA Illinois. I will be in attendance so I will post some comments relevant to the interest of this message board on Wednesday.



Undoubtedly FLW will be well represented. Hopefully Louis Sullivan will be well represented with his great works. Unfortunately a string of truly horrific events has recently reduced their number. And then you have Frank Lloyd Wright who did not hesitate to steal credit for their work. I would think that the list would have to include the following FLW projects, FLW Home and Studio, Winslow, Heurtley, Robie, Unity Temple, Coonley, Ward Willetts, and the Rookery. Maybe Bradley, Lloyd Lewis, and Isabel Roberts. Undoubtedly Sullivan projects will include the Auditorium Theater; Carson, Pirrie, Scott; Charnley; and Pilgrim Baptist Church. Hopefully they will include Burnham and Root's Santa Fe Building, home to Harding Partners. It will be interesting.
Paul Harding FAIA Restoration Architect for FLW's 1901 E. Arthur Davenport House, 1941 Lloyd Lewis House, 1952 Glore House | www.harding.com | LinkedIn

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