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"Whether it be the sweeping eagle in his flight, or the open apple-blossom, the toiling work-horse, the blithe swan, the branching oak, the winding stream at its base, the drifting clouds, over all the coursing sun, form ever follows function, and this is the law. Where function does not change, form does not change. The granite rocks, the ever-brooding hills, remain for ages; the lightning lives, comes into shape, and dies, in a twinkling.


It is the pervading law of all things organic and inorganic, of all things physical and metaphysical, of all things human and all things superhuman, of all true manifestations of the head, of the heart, of the soul, that the life is recognizable in its expression, that form ever follows function. This is the law.”


- Louis Sullivan, 19th century American architect 

More about Sullivan, who was born 158 years ago today.

Is that the Target on State Street? 

nprfreshair:

"Whether it be the sweeping eagle in his flight, or the open apple-blossom, the toiling work-horse, the blithe swan, the branching oak, the winding stream at its base, the drifting clouds, over all the coursing sun, form ever follows function, and this is the law. Where function does not change, form does not change. The granite rocks, the ever-brooding hills, remain for ages; the lightning lives, comes into shape, and dies, in a twinkling.

It is the pervading law of all things organic and inorganic, of all things physical and metaphysical, of all things human and all things superhuman, of all true manifestations of the head, of the heart, of the soul, that the life is recognizable in its expression, that form ever follows function. This is the law.

- Louis Sullivan, 19th century American architect 

More about Sullivan, who was born 158 years ago today.

Is that the Target on State Street? 

Berwyn, Illinois is sometimes called  The City of Homes and known for its beautiful bungalows, like this one featured on Apartment Therapy.
Berwyn - just 3.8 square miles in total - built the bulk of its housing in a hurry. 
"Entire blocks were built at once, with contractors digging all basements simultaneously, then bringing in crews to lay foundations, followed by carpenters, bricklayers and plasterers. Block after block of bungalows rose as Berwyn’s population swelled; from 14,150 in 1920 to 47,027 in 1930 - an increase of 222% in just ten years." - Lori Thielen, Berwyn historian
Since the housing boom consisted of mostly single story homes, it didn’t leave much room to grow. 
As of the 2010 census, the Berwyn was home to 56,657. 

Berwyn, Illinois is sometimes called The City of Homes and known for its beautiful bungalows, like this one featured on Apartment Therapy.

Berwyn - just 3.8 square miles in total - built the bulk of its housing in a hurry. 

"Entire blocks were built at once, with contractors digging all basements simultaneously, then bringing in crews to lay foundations, followed by carpenters, bricklayers and plasterers. Block after block of bungalows rose as Berwyn’s population swelled; from 14,150 in 1920 to 47,027 in 1930 - an increase of 222% in just ten years." - Lori Thielen, Berwyn historian

Since the housing boom consisted of mostly single story homes, it didn’t leave much room to grow. 

As of the 2010 census, the Berwyn was home to 56,657.