Joe Steffen will lead a 2 hour, 3.7 mile walk through Oak Park past about 20 Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings, Ernest Hemingway's birthplace, and other historic mansions and parks, following this route. If you've read the book Loving Frank, we will be going past the Edward Cheney house. This is a walk, not a tour. I will stop a few times to briefly talk about what you will be seeing, but I will not be stopping in front of each Frank Lloyd Wright house and describing it in detail. We will walk even if it is raining, so bring an umbrella or poncho. Please do not bring your dog.
Afterwards, you can tour the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio ($15), or visit the Hemingway Museum and tour his birthplace house ($10).
Directions: CTA: Take the Green Line to Harlem/Lake. Go out the east station exit to Marion St. Walk north 1 block to Lake St., then walk east to the visitor center.
Metra: Take the Metra Union Pacific West Line to the Oak Park station, and follow the directions above.
Driving: Take the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) to the Harlem exit off of the left expressway lane, go north about 1 mile and turn right on Lake St. Just past Forest Ave. (the 2nd stoplight) turn left into the parking garage, which will cost about $3 for the duration of the walk. Walk west on Lake St. to the visitor center.
If you have a smart phone and are good with maps, touching the meet up location shows a map with a pinpoint on the exact location. Touching the phrase “following this route" shows the route map so you can try to find us if you are late.