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Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park, Cook County, IL



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HB437241
Historic American Buildings Survey Philip Turner, Photographer June 1967 Looking East

HB437242
Historic American Buildings Survey Philip Turner, Photographer June 1967 Exterior: Looking South

HB437243
Historic American Buildings Survey Philip Turner, Photographer June 1967 Exterior: Looking Northeast

HB437244
Historic American Buildings Survey Philip Turner, Photographer June 1967 Interior: Looking Southeast

HB437245
Historic American Buildings Survey Philip Turner, Photographer June 1967 Interior: Looking North


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Item Title


Location
875 Lake Street, Oak%2525252BPark, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IL-1093
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-135).
Building/structure dates: 1907 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1966 subsequent work
National Register Number: 70000240
Significance: Frank Lloyd Wright's design for Unity Church was conceived with the prime objective of giving exterior expression to a room of worship by subordinating the smaller auxiliary functions to the main room. One of the earliest experiments in the use of reinforced concrete in the United States, with the pebble aggregate exposed on the surface for texture, this church has a clearly defined exterior expression with its square stair towers at the corners giving added emphasis to the importance of the main room. The high windows, under the projecting roof slabs, separated by the ornamental masonry piers, give to the whole a perfect sense of scale and a true indication of the actual size of the building.

Related Names
Wright, Frank Lloyd
Mueller, Paul S. T.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Philip Turner, Photographer June 1967 LOOKING EAST
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Philip Turner, Photographer June 1967 EXTERIOR: LOOKING SOUTH
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Philip Turner, Photographer June 1967 EXTERIOR: LOOKING NORTHEAST
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Philip Turner, Photographer June 1967 INTERIOR: LOOKING SOUTHEAST
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Philip Turner, Photographer June 1967 INTERIOR: LOOKING NORTH


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