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New Meetup: Oak Park - Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District

From: Joe S.
Sent on: Thursday, November 5, 2009 8:12 AM
Many people asked me if we would continue to have walks when the weather turned cold, so I decided to do the Oak Park walk again to see how hardy you are! (Some people couldn't make it last time, and we have about 300 new members since then.)

I will lead this walk unless it snows (Oak Park's sidewalks can be treacherous when covered with snow and ice). If this is your 1st Chicago winter, dress very warmly with layers of clothes that you can take off easily if you get hot.

Joe Steffen

Announcing a new Meetup for Windy City Explorers!

What: Oak Park - Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District

When: November 15,[masked]:00 PM

Where:
Oak Park Visitor Center
158 Forest Ave
Oak Park, IL 60301
888.OAK.PARK

Joe Steffen will lead a 3.7 mile walk past about 20 Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings, Hemingway's birthplace, and other historic mansions and parks, following this route: http://www.walkjogrun.net/routes/current_route.cfm?rid=7F6E3D28-BBE8-E6E5-85954B044C5C5D37&success=1
If you've read the book Loving Frank, we will be going past the Edward Cheney house. I have information about many of the houses, and we will briefly stop to look at them, so expect the walk to take about two hours.

Afterwards, you can tour the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio ($15): http://gowright.org/programs/details/home-studio-daily-tours.html
You can also visit the Hemingway Museum and tour his birthplace house ($8): http://www.ehfop.org/

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., walk east 1 block to Forest Ave., and walk north 1/2 block to the visitor center.
Metra: Take the Metra Union Pacific District 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. Turn left at Forest Avenue (the 2nd stoplight) and park in the parking garage. The visitor center is located at street level under the parking garage.
If you arrive after we have departed, call Joe's cell phone[masked] to find out where we are.

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/windycityexplorers/calendar/11802050/

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