North And Northwest of Chicago Real Estate

Baha'i Temple In Chicago's North Shore Wilmette

Every time that I have visitors from out of town, I have to show them Baha'i Temple located on Chicago's North Shore in Wilmette.

Baha'i Temple Wilmette

The architecture is absolutely stunning. You would think, because it is a religious building that you would not be welcome unless you were a member. There is a visitor center on the bottom level.  There are several of these in the world and this is the only one, right here in our backyard, in the USA.

The auditorium is open every day of the year from 7am until 10pm

Visitors Center:
10 am to 5 pm  October 1 - April 30
10 am to 8 pm. May 1 - September 30

Parking is free and there is no donation box at the premises.  They only accept donations from members.

There are 48 comments on Yelp with an average 5 star rating.

Here are a few words from the reviews around the web: fascinating, amazing, magnificent, remarkable, gorgeous, etc ...

The cornerstone for the Bahá'í House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois was brought to the site by Nettie Tobin and accepted in 1912 by 'Abdu'l-Bahá during his only visit to the United States and Canada. Construction began in 1921 and was completed in 1953, with a delay of several years during the Great Depression and World War II. The Wilmette House of Worship is the largest and the oldest surviving Bahá'í House of Worship. Known by Baha'is as the "Mother Temple of the West" and formally as the "Bahá'í House of Worship for the North American The cladding is made of white portland cement concrete with both clear and white quartz aggregate. It has received numerous design awards, and is a prominent Chicago-area landmark. In 1978, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

 

Homes By Haris

 

 

 Haris Dedic, Realtor®, SFR, SRES

With RE/MAX Villager

Bookmark and Share

Haris's North Of Chicago's Real Estate Blog Haris On Twitter Facebook Social Media Icon

www.HomesByHaris.com   MLS HOME SEARCH  www.NorthOfChicago.com  


 

Comment balloon 2 commentsHaris Dedic • February 01 2010 02:21PM
Baha'i Temple In Chicago's North Shore Wilmette
share
Every time that I have visitors from out of town, I have to show them Baha'i Temple located on Chicago's North Shore in Wilmette. The architecture is absolutely stunning. You would think, because it is a religious building that you… more
Des Plaines, IL Real Estate Market Trends 2005 - 2009
share
I collected all the data about Des Plaines, IL from MLS and had fun with iWork to make easy to understand charts. There were 770 properties sold in 2009 in Des Plaines, IL with an average market time of 166 days. Average sold price was $180… more
Eco Friendly Kitchen Video ~ ABT Glenview
share
If you are thinking about a new kitchen, here is a video that I found on Realtor's website. I did shop more than on one occasion at Abt Electronics since this store is down the road. Between my home and office. Enjoy the video. &… more
Niles, IL Real Estate Market Trends ~ 2009
share
There were 221 properties sold in 2009 in Niles, IL with an average market time of 196 days. Average sold price was $246, 982 The minimum sold home had a value of $57, 000 and the most expensive sold home was $785, 000 in 2009 … more
Skokie, IL Real Estate Market Trends ~ 2009
share
There were 463 properties sold in 2009 in Skokie, IL with an average market time of 151 days. Average sold price was $268, 598 The minimum sold home had a value of $65, 000 and the most expensive sold home was $1, 140, 000 in 2009 On… more
Mount Prospect, IL Real Estate Market Trends ~ 2009
share
I spent some time with the 2009 real estate market data for Mount Prospect, Illinois. There were 419 properties sold in 2009 in Mount Prospect, IL with an average market time of 181 days. Average sold price was $255, 500 The minimum sold home… more
Realtor And Web Site Developer
share
Almost a year ago I decided to take some classes at local Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, IL and I got hooked. I read so many posts about HTML, CSS, Blogging, SEO etc. on ActiceRain Real Estate Network. All the great reads made me… more
Properties Sold In Glenview Illinois In 2009
share
Here is my first chart that I made with iWork. The data was collected from MLS to show you real estate market statistics for sold homes in Glenview, IL in 2009 There were 466 properties sold in 2009 in Glenview, IL with an average market… more
Illionis Housing Market Forcast
share
Economist Geoff Hewings talks about the Illinois Housing Forecast Outlook for 2010. You may also enjoy $8000 Tax Credit How it works Video that I shared one month ago. For more videos from Illinois… more
Employee Of The Year
share
Who is/are your employees of the year? I am guilty as charged of complaining here on the ActiveRain, too. What about saying who is the best in the costumer service We all deal with good, bad and ugly situations. Is there any business in… more