Landmarks Visited: 4
Landmarks To-Date: 353
Landmarks Remaining: 0!
The fat lady performed on a brisk Fall Sunday morning. Shawn joined me on a trip to see the four last landmarks on my list.
1. Oglesby Cooperative Apartment Building (6901 S Oglesby Avenue)
2. Gwendolyn Brooks House
The poet lived in this small frame house during the early 20th century.
3. Adams House (9326 S Pleasant Avenue)
I did not have a grand plan for the order that I visited landmarks. So I'm pleased that it worked out that a Frank Lloyd Wright design was part of my last trip. Wright was obviously important to Chicago architecture and I was a fan of his work before I even started this project.
3. Oakland District (4100 block of S Berkeley and surrounding historic structures)
My lack of planning worked out well for me again in that my very last landmark was a pleasant surprise. The heart of this district is a block Queen Anne-style cottages designed by Cicero Hine in the late 1800s. I've never seen houses quite like these in Chicago. The block very much has the feel of a German or Dutch village. I especially like the rounded corners of the first floors of some of the cottages, and the larger second floors.
I included a picture of Shawn here because he joined me for more landmark trips than anyone else. Thanks Shawn, I couldn't have done it without you!
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