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Robie House @ 100

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(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...

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