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Unity of Oak Park (Taylor House)

Address

405 N. Euclid Ave.

Neighborhood

Oak Park

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: 1pm - 5pm

Photography Permitted

Architect

George Maher, 1912

Description

Legend has it that Frank Lloyd Wright declined the commission for the Taylor residence due to creative differences with the clients. The sumptuous, rectilinear Prairie-Style estate is a textbook George Maher design on an 11.5-acre site. It was the family's home until 1963 when they sold it to Unity Church. The sprawling horizontal home includes large windows, a beautiful stair-wrapped foyer and decorative motifs throughout. Several additions have been made by Unity Church over the years including a sanctuary and sunlit atrium. The building serves as a center for spiritual living which includes Sunday services, educational programs for adults and youth, and prayer and healing services.

Behind the Scenes

Tour this church in a repurposed historic mansion.