You’ve heard of brownstones (hello Boston, New York, and Philadelphia!). What about Chicago’s greystones? I may be late to the game here, but Greystones were a new thing to me when I moved to Chicago last year. They immediately became one of my favorite building types in the city for their distinctive yet stately qualities.… Read More So, What’s a Greystone?
Despite my being an architectural historian, my favorite parts of Chicago are far and away the parks. I am lucky to live near Lincoln Park and on my frequent trips to the Loop I almost always make a detour to walk through Millenium Park (or I’m headed there for one of their evening concerts!). Believe… Read More Ode to Millenium Park
Taliesin is best known as the home of Frank Lloyd Wright, famous architect. But it was far more than a home. On my recent visit to Taliesin, just as each curving hill revealed a different building on the estate, each space provided a new story–and not necessarily the one I expected. Here I’ve collected a… Read More 5 Surprising Things About Taliesin