Random Notes - A Blog
29 September 2008
The mapping project has slowed down a little bit, as I'm working on Oak Park, the grandaddy of all PS destinations. The listing for that city has 156 buildings at present, the largest number for an single municipality. Google Maps requires the manual entry of GPS coördinates and text information (name of property and link to PST page, address, architect and date) for each building, the scrolling, cutting & pasting for which, though not difficult, would probably send me directly to the hospital with some sort of repetitive strain injury if undertaken entirely at one sitting.
18 September 2008
14 September 2008
13 September 2008
• • •
Illinoisans and lovers of Prairie School architecture have been shocked by the news that Frank Lloyd Wright’s seminal Dana House in Springfield is to be closed on 1 October 2008 because of state budget cuts that have essentially gutted the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA). After spending $6 million on the Dana House’s purchase and restoration in the late 1980s, the citizens of Illinois will no longer have access to their property. A glimmer of hope appears on the horizon, however, in the form of legislation introduced by State Rep. Donald L. Moffit, a Galesburg Republican, that would restore the $2.7 million cut to the IHPA. Illinois residents should contact their legislators if they support this measure. The rest of us might consider signing this petition.
|As always, I welcome your comments about this site or any Prairie School building.
John A. Panning, Lake City, Iowa
Alabama • Arkansas • Arizona • California • Colorado • Florida • Georgia • Hawaii • Idaho
Illinois • Indiana • Iowa • Kansas • Kentucky • Louisiana • Massachusetts • Michigan
Minnesota • Mississippi • Missouri • Montana • Nebraska • New Jersey • New Mexico
Nevada • New York • North Carolina • North Dakota • Oklahoma • Ohio • Oregon
Pennsylvania • South Carolina • South Dakota • Tennessee • Texas
Utah • Washington • Wisconsin
Australia • Canada • Dominican Republic • Japan • Netherlands • Puerto Rico
• • •
FAQ • Contributors • Random Notes • RIP • Prairie Bookshelf • The Unknowns
All contents copyright 2005-2013 The Prairie School Traveler.