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Public invited to Unity Temple celebration

A plaque designating Oak Park’s own Unity Temple as part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site will be unveiled at 5:30 p.m., Fri., April 3 at 875 Lake St. In addition to the plaque unveiling, presentations by area leaders, building tours and a reception are planned. The event is free, but donations will be accepted at the door. Unity Temple was among eight Frank Lloyd Wright buildings added recently to the World Heritage list of the planet’s most significant cultural and natural sites, which also includes the Taj Mahal, the pyramids of Egypt and the Statue of Liberty. The list is compiled by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which supports international cooperation in education, the sciences and culture. More information about the local event is posted at

House walk offers glimpse of historic homes…The owners of historic houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries will invite the public inside their carefully restored homes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat., May 16 for the 2020 Wright Plus Housewalk. This year’s walk will feature the Oscar B. Balch House, 611 N. Kenilworth Ave. in Oak Park as well as the Isabel Roberts House, J. Kibben Ingalls House, F. H. Bell House, John A. Klesert House, Henry Einfeldt House, Seth A. Rhodes House and Edward Probst House, all in River Forest. Proceeds from the event help support the education and preservation programs of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. For more information about tickets, the house walk and its related events, visit