Robie House @ 100

March 19, 2010


(photo by Lee Bey)

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the completion of Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Avenue. The house hardly seems a century old.


(photo by Lee Bey)

The minimalist horizontal lines and streamlined appearance make it look far more contemporary than it is.‚  Here is the point where I was going to rundown the history of the house. Then it occured to me: I did already. Seven years ago when I was deputy chief of staff to Mayor Richard M. Daley, we experimented with doing architecture segments on the city's Municipal Cable Channel. Except we had no money to hire a guy to do the segments. So...