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by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 03:07 AM
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by Eric last modified Dec 21, 2011

Wright author and historian, Jack Holzhueter, was kind enough to send me a copy of a recent article he wrote for Railroad Heritage magazine. This fascinating article focuses on Frank Lloyd Wright's designs for railroad stations, with an emphasis on the two that were actually built: The Peter C. Stohr Arcade formally at Wilson Avenue and Broadway in Chicago and the Glencoe Station formally at Greenbay Road in Glencoe, IL. The history of the two...




 

 

Wright railroadWright author and historian, Jack Holzhueter, was kind enough to send me a copy of a recent article he wrote for Railroad Heritage magazine. This fascinating article focuses on Frank Lloyd Wright's designs for railroad stations, with an emphasis on the two that were actually built: The Peter C. Stohr Arcade formally at Wilson Avenue and Broadway in Chicago and the Glencoe Station formally at Greenbay Road in Glencoe, IL. The history of the two stations is tied to the North Shore interurban line that linked Chicago and Milwaukee. Sadly, both structures have been demolished, though there is an effort underway to rebuild the Glencoe Station.

The article is wonderfully vivid in its information on these two Wright designs and I highly recommend anyone interested in architecture and/or its relationship with the railroad to get a copy.

Railroad Heritage issue No. 27 can be ordered here or receive one free by becoming a member of the organization before February 1, 2012.

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