Highland Park Historical Society presents Chicago's Black Metropolis Presented by Jeff Stern Tuesday February 19 2019 7:00 pm Highland Park Public Library 494 Laurel Avenue Highland Park IL 60035 Highland Park -- Highland Park Historical Society prese
I dont know what I did in a past life to deserve this but I have a homemade Colleen Remsberg cake. I love the people in my life.
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Marion mahoney Griffin & Walter Burley Griffin
Near where I live I often drive by some homes that catch my eye. There is sort of a homogeneity of residential design around here. These homes stand out.
With some research I learned that the neighborhood was to be a planned neighborhood by the outstanding architects - Marion Mahoney Griffin and her husband Walter Burley Griffin. My guess is that their plan was stopped at a certain point as their homes are sprinkled here and there but are not the majority in the neighborhood.
Cool story right? Not really exciting though...until you realize the dynamic couple won a world-wide competition to design the capital of Australia, Canberra. To an architect that is like winning the Masters, if it was only held once.
After many years and many commissions in Australia the couple was awarded another series of commissions throughout Lucknow, India.
Their work speaks for itself & you should go read more about them and enjoy their designs. I just wanted to list the homes that I know of near me that they did in case you are nearby and want to see them. Please respect the current homeowners however and give them their privacy. Thank you!
Winnetka Homes by Marion Mahoney Griffin & Walter Burley Griffin:
December 24, 2018 at 11:14PM
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Went to my 1st yoga class ever. My boss and co-workers were there. Getting ready for bed now I realize my yoga pants were on backwards. Namaste
This. This is just another reason I love going to my job everyday. I am blessed to serve the best Realtors in the world. Pam out of the blue baked and decorated this cake for me just because. It is delicious and makes Cheesecake Factorys cakes look t
Hey Chicago-area friends. You should come enjoy the South Shore Cultural Center. #GemHiddeninPlainSite
Saturday night I saw magic happen in Skokie. Actually I couldn't see it really clearly. It was dark.
I went with my family to see a show at the village's main performance theater. This is the place that has regular subscription series for theater, classical music and many artists you kind of forgot were still around. Walking in to the lobby this Saturday night there was an abundance of walkers in the crowd (my dad's included) and the average age was, to quote a funny Facebook friend of mine, hospice.
The show we were seeing was a tribute to New Orleans funk, native, blues & rock music. We were up in the balcony. Looking over the heads of grey hair below me I kept feeling like this audience must have some sort of series tickets and just came tonight not really knowing what they were going to hear.
The lights go down and oh-my-Gd! The artists on the stage blew me away. They were outstanding!! There stood Ivan Neville, George Porter Jr, Big Chief Boudreaux in his beautiful full feathered pony-tailed regalia and many more immensely talented musicians. The bands ripped through old-school funk, brass, praise...amazing music.
And then the magic happened.
In the dark around me those grey-haired people got up and....boogied. Like truly the definition of boogied. They were up and shaking all that they had. I promise you very little alcohol is ever sold at this theater. There was no liquid courage helping them get up and do all that. For the ones who couldn't get up as easily, they were waving their arms, clapping and whooping it up.
In the dark this crowd transformed and with that, reminded me of something. When I see older people out at restaurants or the store I tend to automatically label them as simply old. I dismiss any idea that they have interests in New Orleans funk or that they may have been regular concert goers when their hair was not as silver. Getting old somehow makes one seem like they have zero history & zero funky interests. This is so wrong of me to feel - and in the dark of that Skokie theater that notion was boogied out of my mind forever.
Hey #ISS - looking great just now as you passed over Chicago. These three and I waived. #nasa #sciencerocks
Sarah Rothschild, Realtor & Architectural History Nerd.