A significant housing development was built between 1903 and 1905 in a centrally located Oak Park plot, bounded by Harrison, Madison, Kenilworth and Home. The Historic Preservation Commission is starting the process of nominating this neighborhood to receiving historic status.
The latest completed buildings on Madison Street in Oak Park have raised the bar for architecture. Walgreens' innovative and sensitive repurposing of a handsome two-story façade is a great example of architecture at its best. The façade restoration, sustainable elements and free recharging stations have all contributed to a meaningful project. It has awakened many to what could be — instead of simply employing a bland prototype (Walgreens) that has no respect for context.
Cuba has everything — it is an idyllic island country with near-perfect climate 90 miles from Florida. The residents enjoy sun-drenched, white-sand beaches, intricate Colonial architecture, free health care and free education. No poverty can be found like we would encounter in Africa or India.