Category: History

Unity Temple Restoration Complete In Time For FLW’s 150th

Today, more than other day, Oak Park is celebrating Frank Lloyd Wright.  Frank was born on this day, June 8th, 150 years ago. Wright has given the world, not only Oak Park, architecture that is still relevant, still contemporary, still inspirational. And now, more then ever, the world is intent… Read more »

Frank Lloyd Wright – Celebrating 150

Frank Lloyd Wright is turning 150 years old on June 8th and Oak Park, home to the world’s largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings, is looking to celebrate! Wright, though born and bred in Wisconsin, not only made Oak Park his home but is where he established his… Read more »

Oak Park Apartments – Vintage Craftsmanship

Oak Park Apartments loves its’ vintage courtyard apartments because these buildings have character, both inside and out, that can not be found in new construction.  Built between the early 1900’s through the 1920’s, these properties hearken back to a day and time when craftsmanship was about the details.  From crown molding,… Read more »

There’s More to Oak Park Architecture than Just Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright has put Oak Park on the architectural map, making our village a destination for those who love both architecture and history. FLW may be the most famous of Oak Park craftsmen but there are other notable architects that have left their mark on homes, churches and yes, apartments,… Read more »

Who Started Apartment Living Anyway?

              Oak Park is a community rich with history and Oak Park Apartments likes to highlight that history. Pondering our own history made us curious about the history of apartment buildings and that search led us all the way back to ancient Rome. Yes, we… Read more »

Bicycle Barclay – Oak Park’s First Unofficial Historian

Oak Park prides itself on a lot of things – architecture, diversity, a fun place to live and its history. And thanks to one particular early Oak Parker, Philander Barclay, Oak Park has much of its’ history captured on film. Barclay was a bicycle repairman by trade with a passion… Read more »

Nothing But Love For The Oak Park Conservatory

Last weekends warm 60 degree weather brought spring within our grasp here in Oak Park.  Realizing how fickle winter weather can be in the mid-west we understand what a gift last weekend was. As we look at the upcoming forecast and see the return of what is average (no complaining… Read more »

Oak Park Is A Location To Love

When deciding on where to live we have all heard the mantra: location, location, location.   Choosing a good location to call home, whether you rent or own makes sense. What factors make a “good” location? Excellent school systems, an economically stable community, being near public transportation, jobs, entertainment and… Read more »