Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Trip: 58: A Leisurely Sunday

Date: August 1, 2010
Landmarks Visited: 2
Landmarks To-Date: 158
Landmarks Remaining: 195

Sunday was another beautiful summer day. Shawn was also home from Atlanta, so Kevin, Shawn and I went to Hot Chocolate in Bucktown for Brunch. After brunch we drove northwest on Milwaukee Avenue to see Schurz High School, and then later in the day Kevin and I walked to Lincoln Park to see yet another landmark district in that neighborhood.

1. Schurz High School

This high school is a surprisingly beautiful building in the Old Irving Park neighborhood. It looks like it could be a Frank Lloyd Wright design, but a little research revealed that the architect was Dwight Perkins. But it is a Prairie style design from 1910. The school and grounds are well maintained, and it doesn't seem that any additions or modifications have been made over the years.

Kevin and Shawn are in one of the photos. Shawn is the guy who doesn't look too happy. (I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and say that the sun was in his eyes.) Kevin climbed over the fence to get a couple close up photos for me.

2. Arlington-Deming District

This is yet another beautiful neighborhood in Lincoln Park. There is an impressive Catholic church in the district, but I couldn't get a good photo because of the angle of the sun.

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