Ravinia’s Door to Naughtiness
Jun06

Ravinia’s Door to Naughtiness

We’ve been to the Ravinia section of Highland Park a number of times over the last ten years, mostly by train.  So the Ravinia Metra station (510 Roger Williams Avenue) is a familiar sight. Many people already know that the Frost and Granger-designed building from 1889 is the oldest Metra station on Metra’s northern lines.  Some might even know that it wasn’t always where it is now — it was move back from the...

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Wright Auction House Offers Rare Art and Architecture for the Elite Collector
Jun06

Wright Auction House Offers Rare Art and Architecture for the Elite Collector

The CTA’s #65 Grand bus is standing room only at 5:30 p.m. It’s cramped and slow as molasses, too. So after I trudged from the Noble Street bus stop to the Wright Auction House at 1440 W. Hubbard, I started to plop down on a weathered stool I spotted in the lobby. Then I had a thought. What if it’s a valuable collectible and I accidentally demolished it? I subsequently learned this wasn’t just any dinky little stool. It was an...

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