Video: Jeanette Fields, Wednesday Journal's former architecture columnist

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By Dan Haley

Editor and Publisher

Jeanette Fields, for more than two decades the architecture columnist for Wednesday Journal, was interviewed recently by Matt Baron and VOP6 TV as she was one of 60 local seniors honored during Celebrating Seniors Week.

Now retired and living at Holley Court Terrace, Fields espoused the benefits are always being active and involved and charted a few of her major passions through the decades including Frank Lloyd Wright's place in Oak Park, helping establish the Ernest Hemingway Foundation in his hometown and working for racial integration in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago.

Fields' Architectural Angles column was a regular feature in the Journal through the 1980s and 1990s. It has appeared less frequently in recent years.

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Dan Lauber from River Forest  

Posted: May 15th, 2012 5:14 PM

Having grown up in South Shore directly across the alley from Jeanette and Ellie, it literally warmed the cockles of my heart to see this video. Jeanette is one of the most remarkable people to have set foot on this earth and it is a pure joy that she is still so vigorous in her 90s. She definitely influenced me to become a city planner and love Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture. The scary part is that we've lived just a block apart for the past decade. Coincidence? I think not.

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