Photo, Print, Drawing Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park, Cook County, IL
About this Item
- Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park, Cook County, IL
- Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
- Wright, Frank Lloyd
- Mueller, Paul S, T
- Jandoli, Liz, transmitter
Created / Published
- Documentation compiled after 1933
- - Unitarian Universalist churches
- - cantilevered roofs
- - Illinois -- Cook County -- Oak Park
- - 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.
- - Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-135
- - Survey number: HABS IL-1093
- - Building/structure dates: 1907 Initial Construction
- - Building/structure dates: 1966 Subsequent Work
- - National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 70000240
- Photo(s): 5
- Color Transparencies: 3
- Measured Drawing(s): 7
- Data Page(s): 14
- Photo Caption Page(s): 1
Call Number/Physical Location
- HABS ILL,16-OAKPA,3-
- Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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Chicago citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Paul S Mueller. Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park, Cook County, IL. Cook County Illinois Oak Park, 1933. translateds by Jandoli, Lizmitter Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/il0318/.
APA citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, C., Wright, F. L. & Mueller, P. S. (1933) Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park, Cook County, IL. Cook County Illinois Oak Park, 1933. Jandoli, L., trans Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/il0318/.
MLA citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Paul S Mueller. Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park, Cook County, IL. trans by Jandoli, Lizmitter Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/il0318/>.