About Uptown Branch

Neighborhoods Served

  • Uptown
  • Buena Park
  • Lakeview

History

  • Uptown Branch opened June 5, 1993.
  • The branch’s architectural style is a tribute to Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School of Architecture.
  • In 1998, the branch’s "Not So Secret" garden won Mayor Richard M. Daley’s landscape awards contest for best new garden; in 1999 it won in the public institutions garden category.

Artwork

  • a sculpture entitled “Storytelling Throne” by Phil Schuster
  • a painting entitled “Through the Opening of the Heart”
  • Uptown Branch also features artwork funded through the Percent for Art Ordinance administered by the City of Chicago Public Art Program, including:
    • etchings by Brian Bakke
    • a painting by Nancy Chunn
    • paintings by Mary Jones
    • mixed media installation by Mr. Imagination
    • a textile by Robin Whitespear