Saturday, July 16, 2011

Trip 111: Calumet-Giles-Prairie District

Date: July 16, 2011
Trip: 111
Landmarks Visited: 2
Landmarks To-Date: 314
Landmarks Remaining: 39

It looked like rain this morning, but I decided to risk it and headed out to see a couple of landmarks. Shawn and I had to fight a little Cubs traffic to get out of the neighborhood and then headed south to another landmarked neighborhood. I think the Calumet-Giles-Prairie District is actually part of the larger Bronzeville neighborhood.

1. Roloson House

This 'house' is actually a small group of row houses within the Calumet-Giles-Prairie District. According to the landmark plaque, these are the only row houses that Frank Lloyd Wright designed that were actually built.  I would not have known these were Wright homes just by looking at them. To me they are more Louis Sullivan meets Tudor.

2. Calumet-Giles-Prairie District

The district is a small neighborhood of mostly very well maintained period homes. The homes are not quite as opulent as those on the boulevards of Chicago, but they are still beautiful and interesting for their architectural variety.

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