In Chicago – architecture was my thing, and in particular the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. So a tour of the Charnley-Persky house was first on my agenda – just a short walk away from The Gold Coast B&B where I was staying. This house was designed by Louis Sullivan in 1891, with Frank Lloyd Wright was his junior draftperson at the time.
Sullivan rejected the historical details common to Victorian Architecture in favour of abstract forms that later became the hallmarks of modern architecture. The house and the details in it are exquisite, helped by the fact that Charnley who commissioned the house, was a lumberman.
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