Thursday, April 30, 2009

In Plain Sight | Unity Temple

How many major architectural commissions has your mom landed for you? Legend has it that Frank Lloyd Wright's mother was good friends with a pastor at Unity Temple around the time a lightning bolt burned that church to the ground. His famed design was completed in 1909, and the congregation of about 500 members has been struggling to keep up with its maintenance ever since.

This week, The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Unity Temple to their list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. Click here to see more photos of the church's deteriorated condition.

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