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Maywood's Historic Homes

Maywood is a community with an eclectic mix of late nineteenth century to early twentieth century homes.  Originally designed to have only four homes per block, it was a beacon for people who wanted...

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Berwyn's Beautiful Bungalows & More

Each September the Berwyn Historical Society organizes their “Bungalows and More Tour”.  Centered in the Historic Berwyn Depot district, the tour allows you to have a guided experience inside several...

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Amazing Cheney Mansion

A visit to Oak Park would not be complete without a stop by the Cheney Mansion.  Located in the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District, the mansion and its 2.2 acres of beautifully landscaped lawn are...

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Oak Park's Scoville Square

Located at the corner of Lake Street and Oak Park Avenue, this 72,000 square foot former Masonic Temple turned department store is now The Scoville Square Building.  Built between 1906 and 1909 by C...

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Maher's Magnificent Pleasant Home

Stunning!  From the elegant stained glass doors and the enormous front porch, this prairie style gem does not disappoint.  Looking at it from the street, situated on its four acres, it looks elegant...

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Wright in River Forest

Frank Lloyd Wright’s first major commission as an independent architect was in River Forest.  The Winslow House, which is now on the National Register of Historic Places, was completed in 1894...

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Wright in Riverside

If you are planning a trip around Frank Lloyd Wright architecture or Illinois’ National Historic Landmarks, Riverside is a MUST.  Out of the 87 sights in Illinois on the National Park Service’s list...

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