Bahá'í Temple Postcard--Build Your Own Chicago
The Bahá'í House of Worship, located in Wilmette just outsied Chicago, is the North American center of the Bahá'í Faith. Construction of the temple began in 1920 and was not completed until 1953, in part due to the complexity of architect Luis Bourgeois' elaborately ornamental design. The delicate traceries of the nine-sided dome are created from cast concrete of white cement and quartz. Flowers and peaceful gardens surround the building on a hilltop overlooking Lake Michigan. This card includes all pieces and instructions necessary to make a complete paper model at 1:1500 scale, approx. 1.5" tall. All the cards in the Build Your Own Chicago series are mailable postcards, with space on the reverse for a stamp and address and a message. Each card also includes a short but informative description of the landmark the model represents. Instructions are included in the form of multi-lingual isometric diagrams. There is also a Build Your Own New York series.
Size: card--4-5/8" x 6-3/4"
Design: Matt Bergstrom
Member price: $1.80