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Charnley-Persky House Museum
Charnley-Persky House Museum Review
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright with his mentor Louis Sullivan, this almost-austere residence represents one of Wright's first significant forays into residential design. Historians still squabble about who designed what here, but it's easy to imagine that the young go-getter had a hand in the cleanly rendered interior. Note how the geometric exterior looks unmistakably modern next to its fussy neighbors. Public tours of both the interior and exterior are available and last about one hour. Wednesday tours, which are free, are less comprehensive than Saturday tours; reservations are a good idea for large groups.
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Where: Chicago with a friend and her pre-teen daughters
When: Two days in February 2014
Why: After being housebound by what seemed to be a never-ending winter (enough already!), it was time to bundle Read more
In December 2013/January 2014 my wife and I did a three week trip to the USA, with the aim of experiencing a proper North American winter. Read more
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We'd like to go for a few days but that's a lot of flying to spend 3-4 days in one place.
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