Friday, November 14, 2014

Frank Lloyd Wright's Ravine Bluffs sculptures

One hundred years ago, Sherman and Elizabeth Booth, created the area in Glencoe, Illinois we now call Ravine Bluffs. Sherman Booth was a friend and attorney of noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright. At Booth’s request, Wright designed seven homes, three concrete street markers and a bridge for this area of Glencoe. When combined with the two additional existing Wright homes in the village, our community is the home to the third largest concentration of Frank Lloyd Wright designed structures in the world.

To honor the centennial of this community treasure, the Glencoe Historical Society has planned a yearlong celebration commemorating 100 years of Frank Lloyd Wright in Glencoe. As part of that celebration, GHS has planned a public art project similar to the famous Chicago Cows on Parade but featuring a fiberglass replica of our own Ravine Bluffs street markers. The prototype for this project is currently on display at the Glencoe Public Library. GHS will be seeking sponsors and artists for the project. The finished markers will be displayed throughout the village next summer. Further details will be released on December 1st at a new website devoted exclusively to the Ravine Bluffs Centennial Celebration. In the meantime, email to obtain more information about this exciting project!