Articles by Bee Ricketts

The Garrick Theater, Chicago

“Romanticism to Ruin” Exhibit at Wrightwood 659 in Lincoln Park

This month a special exhibit will be available in Lincoln Park to curious Chicagoans. The Wrightwood 659 is presenting Romanticism to Ruin: Two Lost Works of Sullivan & Wright. This is a unique opportunity to view a dual exhibition that highlights two long-gone masterpieces: Louis H. Sullivan’s innovative Garrick Theatre in Chicago and Frank Lloyd Wright’s unprecedented Larkin Building, in Buffalo, New York.

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4608 S Indiana Avenue

New Permits Issued for 4608 S Indiana Avenue in Grand Boulevard

A permit was approved and issued yesterday for a new three-story residential building to be located at 4608 S Indiana Avenue in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood. The owner is listed as Red Van Construction Inc and plans indicate this project is a frame structure and will yield three total units. Each of the units will be outfitted with open wooden porches at the rear of the building and plans indicate there will also be three designated parking spaces on site. The development will replace a vacant lot.

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Katie Lauffenburger

Ravenswood Sculptor Makes Ceramic Replicas of Chicago-Style Homes

A local sculptor from the Ravenswood neighborhood is gaining city-wide attention for her quirky and precise replicas. Dubbed by some in the arts community as “the Bungalow Lady,” Katie Lauffenburger has been turning heads and stealing hearts with her unique constructions. Lauffenburger crafts from the freshly founded Wonder City Studio where she is building one-of-a-kind 10-inch replicas of Chicago homes.

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