Ravine Bluffs Entrance and Bridge
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Darmok and Jalad
N 42° 08.674 W 087° 45.781
16T E 436951 N 4666109
Sculptures and Bridge at entrance to partially realized Frank Lloyd Wright designed housing development in this northside Chicago suburb.
Waymark Code: WMF9R
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 06/19/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
Views: 68

Sherman M. Booth commissioned a complete plan for a housing development circa 1911. Early schemes included a town hall, two railroad waiting stations, park features, stables and an art gallery. Eventually, the development included Booth's residence and five houses for rent, each named for its first independent owner.

Although it has been suggested that the Ravine Bluffs sculptures were executed by Alfanso Ianelli, according to Storrer, recent evidence does not support this claim. One also may see the influence of Richard Bock on Wright. The northeast entrance to the development is by way of a bridge over the ravine from which the project takes its name. The bridge in a near state of collapse was rebuilt in 1984 as were the two sculptures at the entrances.

We discovered this location while doing the BoB geocache series and since we are only logging the entrance, there are six FLlW houses here for the Waymarking. Come and get 'em.
Year Completed: 1915, redone 1984

Commissioned By: Sherman M. Booth

Nearest City or Town: Glencoe, IL

Public/Private: Public

Tours Available?: no

Website: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
There are no specific visit requirements, however telling about your visit is strongly encouraged. Additional photos of the building or house to add to the gallery are also nice, but not required. Pictures with a GPS or you in them is highly discouraged.
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