Unity Temple, Oak Park by F.L. Wright Photos

Unity Temple (1906) (861 Lake St.) by Frank Lloyd Wright is considered his first major non-house, public building. The high windows were a practical response to noisy streetcars & trains nearby. A limited budget stimulated other architectural inventions leading Wright to call this significant church "my little jewel".

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Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.Gingko trees, a favorite of Wright, screen Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.Column & window details high in wall of Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.Stairs to entrance level of Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.
Unity Temple (1906) (861 Lake St.). Oak Park, IL. Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright. On National Register.Gingko trees, a favorite of Wright, screen Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.Column & window details high in wall of Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.Stairs to entrance level of Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.
Planter opposite entrance of Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.Portal of Unity Temple reading "For the Worship of God & the Service of Man". Oak Park, IL.Sanctuary of Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.Front wall & pulpit of Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.
Planter opposite entrance of Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.Portal of Unity Temple reading "For the Worship of God & the Service of Man". Oak Park, IL.Sanctuary of Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.Front wall & pulpit of Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.
Pulpit of Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.All pews are close to pulpit in Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.Wright's lights & woodwork in Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.Wright's geometry in Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.
Pulpit of Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.All pews are close to pulpit in Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.Wright's lights & woodwork in Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.Wright's geometry in Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.
Diagonal view of Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.Skylights of Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.Lamps of Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.Entrance hall of Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.
Diagonal view of Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.Skylights of Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.Lamps of Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.Entrance hall of Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.
Entrance hall fireplace of Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.Entrance hall swag lamps of Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.Stained glass of Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.Stained glass of Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.
Entrance hall fireplace of Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.Entrance hall swag lamps of Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.Stained glass of Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.Stained glass of Unity Temple. Oak Park, IL.

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