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Unity Temple is a Unitarian Universalist church in Oak Park, Illinois, and the home of the Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation. It was designed by the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who was a member, and built between 1905 and 1908. Unity Temple is considered to be one of Wright's most important structures dating from the first decade of the twentieth century. Because of its consolidation of aesthetic intent and structure through use of a single material, reinforced concrete, Unity Temple is considered by many architects to be the first modern building in the world. This idea became of central importance to the modern architects who followed Wright, such as Mies Van Der Rohe, and even the post-modernists, such as Frank Gehry.

The building has been a United States National Historic Landmark since 1971 and was chosen in a 1991 poll in the magazine, Architectural Record as one of the 100 most significant buildings in the United States of the previous 100 years (Unity Temple was #6). Additionally, Unity Temple was chosen by the American Institute of Architects as one of 17 buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright that should be retained as his architectural contribution to American culture.

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Comments (19)

Raingard Ricklefs on November 17, 2012

Toll in szene gesetzt, mit dem Baum im Vordergrund, Marlene! Gut gemacht! BIG LIK Dank, für deine netten Kommentare. LG RR

Slava S on November 17, 2012

Very well captured detail picture, LIKE,

best wishes, Slava

~Marlene~ on November 18, 2012

Raingard... and... Slava...

Thank you both so much for the lovely comments and the Likes. I appreciate it very much!

Best wishes, Marlene

Giovanni Magni (giov… on November 18, 2012

Bella prospettiva, molto particolare questa chiesa.


Ciao,buona domenica


sonjabgd on November 18, 2012

Nice shot.



Janusz Kulik on November 18, 2012

Przepiękna kompozycja i wspaniały kontrast kolorów!!! LIKE 6 pozdrawiam, Janusz

Mircea_RAICU on November 18, 2012

Beautiful image , LIKE & Y* !
All the best , Mircea R.

or_chano on November 18, 2012

Nice framing Marlene, the tree came to the details of the windows. I like. Best Regards. Nacho

Marek Stanek on November 18, 2012

Great shot, ,nice composition! L-9

Greetings from Poland, Marek

my best photos

~Marlene~ on November 19, 2012

Giovanni... Sonja... Janusz... Mircea... Nacho... and... Marek...

I thank you all very much for the lovely comments and the Likes, with extra thanks to Mircea, for the special Y*. I am very pleased & honored!

Best wishes, Marlene

Prisoner_of_today on November 19, 2012

Nice details, good shot, like. Best wishes, Artem

László Pazár on November 19, 2012

Nice! (L 12)

Warm greetings, László

Cindy Breen on November 19, 2012

Hi Marlene

Captured very nicely...LIKED

Have a nice week Marion;-)

~Marlene~ on November 21, 2012

Artem... Anne... László... and... Marion...

My thanks to all for the kind words and the Likes. Both are much appreciated!

Best wishes, Marlene

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on November 29, 2012

Very nice shot !

I love it! My friendly greeting ,Natuska

pepeljuga1 on December 5, 2012

врло леп кадар.. дивна слика са лепим детаљима


~Marlene~ on December 7, 2012

Natuska... and... Tanja...

Thank you both for the very nice comments and the Likes. I appreciate it very much!

Best wishes, Marlene

bakyy photo on December 8, 2012

very nice !!!!!!!!!!!!1



~Marlene~ on December 10, 2012

Thank you again, bakyy, for the nice comment. I'm happy you Like it!

Best regards, Marlene

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