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During the Depression, the federal government employed writers in the Writers' Program of the Works Projects Administration (WPA) to compile the first comprehensive guidebooks to the United States, the American Guide Series. Guides were published for the 48 states, Alaska, and countless cities. This category is for waymarking places referred to in the series.
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EE21.4 km

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American Guide SeriesChicago Zoological Park - Brookfield, IL

in American Guide Series

The Chicago Zoological Park (also known as the Brookfield Zoo) opened in 1934.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/13/2008

last visited: 9/3/2014

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SWSW21.4 km

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American Guide SeriesAurora Historical Society Building - Aurora, Illinois

in American Guide Series

Historic Italianate styled house now a museum in Aurora, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/28/2008

last visited: never

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NWNW24.1 km

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American Guide SeriesElgin Observatory - Elgin, IL

in American Guide Series

An observatory built to calibrate watches.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/6/2011

last visited: never

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EE24.5 km

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American Guide SeriesFrank Thomas House - Oak Park, Illinois

in American Guide Series

The Thomas house is widely considered Wright's first Prairie Style home in Oak Park. It is also his first all stucco home in Oak Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/26/2007

last visited: 6/1/2011

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EE24.5 km

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American Guide SeriesNathan G. Moore House (Moore-Dugal House) - Oak Park, Illinois

in American Guide Series

The Moore-Dugal residence is Frank Lloyd Wright's first independent commission after he left the offices of Adler and Sullivan in 1893. He found the building "repugnant", but did took the commission for the "chalet" because he needed money.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/26/2007

last visited: 6/1/2011

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EE24.5 km

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American Guide SeriesArthur Heurtley House - Oak Park, IL

in American Guide Series

With its horizontal lines and expansive roof this 1902 Wright designed house is undeniably prairie style. You will find it at 318 Forest Ave. in Oak Park, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/26/2007

last visited: 6/1/2011

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American Guide SeriesBeachy House - Oak Park, IL

in American Guide Series

The Peter A. Beachy House is one of 3 remodels that Wright did in the city of Oak Park. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/26/2007

last visited: 5/18/2010

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EE24.6 km

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American Guide SeriesFrank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio - Oak Park, IL

in American Guide Series

This was Frank Lloyd Wright's home when he first started his firm. Tours are offered of the home and studio by the FLW Preservation Trust.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/26/2007

last visited: 6/1/2011

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American Guide SeriesMrs. Thomas H. Gale House - Oak Park, IL

in American Guide Series

This home was commissioned by the the wife of Thomas Gale after his death. It is the 2nd home Wright designed for the family.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/26/2007

last visited: 5/18/2010

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American Guide SeriesOak Park, Illinois

in American Guide Series

Oak Park is a suburb of Chicago, best known for its former resident, the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and the many buildings that he designed within the village.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/26/2007

last visited: 10/13/2018

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American Guide SeriesUnity Temple - Oak Park, Illinois

in American Guide Series

Unity Temple was one of Wright's favorite commissions, and was innovative both in its revolutionary style of design and use of materials.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/26/2007

last visited: 6/1/2011

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NN33.8 km

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American Guide SeriesJewel Tea Company Plant - Barrington, IL

in American Guide Series

The former Jewel Tea Company Plant is now Citizen's Park for the Barrington Park District.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/12/2008

last visited: never

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SS36.7 km

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American Guide SeriesPilcher Park - Joliet, IL

in American Guide Series

Pilcher Park in Joliet, IL

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/10/2008

last visited: 3/15/2009

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SS36.9 km

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American Guide SeriesOakwood Cemetery - Joliet, IL

in American Guide Series

A local cemetery has an even older history as a burial site.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/17/2007

last visited: never

Image for The Stock Yards and Packingtown - Chicago, Illinoisview gallery

EE37.2 km

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American Guide SeriesThe Stock Yards and Packingtown - Chicago, Illinois

in American Guide Series

Chicago was famous for its huge stockyards and the filth and stench of the area inspired many a writer, including Sandburg, Dreiser, and most famously, Upton Sinclair for his book, "The Jungle."

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/3/2007

last visited: 8/30/2015

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SS37.3 km

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American Guide SeriesBird Haven - Joliet, IL

in American Guide Series

A garden, park and greenhouse for the enjoyment of Joliet's residents.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/26/2007

last visited: 5/8/2008

Image for Chicago Daily News Building (Riverside Plaza) - Chicago, Ilview gallery

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American Guide SeriesChicago Daily News Building (Riverside Plaza) - Chicago, Il

in American Guide Series

Riverside Plaza was originally built for the Chicago Daily News by Holabird and Root. It is one of Chicago's great Art Deco buildings.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/30/2007

last visited: 10/15/2014

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American Guide SeriesMerchandise Mart - Chicago, IL

in American Guide Series

The Merchandise Mart was built in 1930 to centralize wholesale trade in the region by Marshall Field. At 4 million square feet it was the largest building in the world, and continued to be until the Pentagon was completed.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/28/2007

last visited: 11/5/2014

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American Guide SeriesChicago Board of Trade - Chicago, IL

in American Guide Series

Since 1930 the Chicago Board of Trade has been housed in this 605 foot building by Holabird and Root. The building is designed in the art deco style and is the tallest art deco building in the world outside of New York.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/28/2007

last visited: 11/16/2015

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EE38.3 km

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American Guide SeriesThe Rookery

in American Guide Series

The Rookery, designed by Burnham and Root in 1885, is considered the first tall office building to solve the problem of the layout of large numbers of offices.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/1/2007

last visited: 10/20/2014

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EE38.5 km

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American Guide SeriesMarquette Building

in American Guide Series

The Marquette Building, completed in 1895, was built by the George A. Fuller Company and designed by architects Holabird & Roche.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rambles

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/11/2010

last visited: 11/17/2015

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EE38.5 km

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American Guide SeriesMonadnock Building - Chicago, IL

in American Guide Series

The Monadnock Building, the last building designed by John Root, was built in 1892 and is the tallest solid brick masonry building in the world.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/31/2007

last visited: 10/24/2017

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EE38.8 km

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American Guide SeriesAuditorium Building - Chicago, IL

in American Guide Series

The Auditorium Building in Chicago, built by Dakmar Adler and Louis Sullivan was one of the boldest architectural conceptions of it's time, combining office and hotel space with a theatre.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rambles

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/16/2009

last visited: 7/27/2016

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EE38.8 km

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American Guide SeriesThe Chicago Public Library - Chicago IL

in American Guide Series

The Chicago Public Library was built in 1897 at a cost of $2,000,000. It's a massive structure of Bedford limestone designed by Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge, and combines Renaissance and Neo-Greek features.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rambles

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/16/2009

last visited: 11/17/2015

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American Guide SeriesArt Institute of Chicago - Chicago, IL

in American Guide Series

The AIC can be found in Grant Park near the shores of Lake Michigan. It was originally built in 1893 as the World's Congress Auxiliary Building for the 1893 World's Fair.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/14/2007

last visited: 5/9/2018

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