View “An American Home” – expired 12/2/2020

For those of you who were interested in the B. Harley Bradley house which I visited in Kankakee, Illinois, the video “An American Home: Frank Lloyd Wright’s B. Harley Bradley House” is available to view at:

https://www.pbs.org/video/frank-lloyd-wrights-b-harley-bradley-house-pykc0q/

This link expires 12/2/2020. The video is 55 minutes long.

It’s a great video. I hope you get to see it sometime!

13 comments

  1. Betty, thank you so much for sharing this link to the video. It was incredible–to learn so much more about the history of Wright’s work, and Kankakee, of course. But the more I watched, the more inspired and hopeful I felt. When you consider how easily it could have been demolished, it is just awe-inspiring and I was emotional thinking of all this story, the work, the people represented. From Wright and the Bradleys, all the way through the triumphs and tragedies over the years to the current, one can recognize the value of vision, perseverance, and hope. We can certainly benefit from that lesson now.

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    • Oh, thank you for telling me this. I am glad you enjoyed it so much and found it hopeful. This home is run almost exclusively by volunteers, and I was inspired by their and the generosity of others. When I visit historical homes such as this, I feel inspired in a number of ways – and I really enjoy learning history this way. It was emotional for me, too. Talia and I were so lucky to have a private tour with just us and an expert guide. There is a lot of good in our world – just have to look for it a bit sometimes. Enjoy your evening!

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  2. Thank you for taking the time to post this. I absolutely love learning all that I can about the history of an area. I’ve viewed it once and intend to go back to in the near future. Have a great week.

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