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South Lakefront Tour: Sites N, O, & P
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Site N
Continue five blocks west on 57th Street to Woodlawn (1200 East). The First Unitarian Church of Chicago dominates this intersection with its 200-foot English Gothic steeple. Denison B. Hull designed this house of worship, which was the last stone-on-stone church built in Chicago. It was completed in 1931 at a cost of one million dollars.

Site O
Turn left on Woodlawn and go one block south to 58th Street. Frank Lloyd Wright's magnificent Robie House, built in 1909, stands on the northeast corner of the intersection. The building is used today by the University of Chicago for offices. William Zeckendorf donated the house to the university, and it has been renovated by funds coming from public subscriptions. This house is probably the best example of Wright's Prairie style.

Site P
Continue one block south on Woodlawn to the Midway Plaisance. On the northwest corner of 59th and Woodlawn stands the neo-Gothic Rockefeller Chapel, designed by Bertram G. Goodhue and built in 1926-28. Originally called University Chapel, it was named after John D. Rockefeller after his death in 1937. Rockefeller founded the University of Chicago and donated the chapel to the university. The photograph above shows Rockefeller Chapel on the northwest corner of 59th and Woodlawn in 1980. It was built with the last million dollar bequest of John D. Rockefeller to the university he founded.

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