Wednesday I wrote about chronic illness anniversaries. Well, Steph and I are approaching another anniversary. On August 1st, 2012 we opened the doors of Oak Park Behavioral Medicine in a 1-room office in a historic walk-up building in Oak Park, Illinois. Hence the name. See how clever we are?
|We're (almost) 1 !!|
It's kind of hard to believe a year has gone by already. It's even more of a surprise that we've outgrown our space need to relocate. We've found a great new location in downtown Oak Park on a cozy brick street named Marion. Starting August 1st, we will see clients at our new location and say farewell to our current office on Harrison street.
Other than all that is great about being located above a bakery with a view of the Chicago skyline, we're across the street from the CTA Green Line (Harlem Ave stop) and Metra Union Pacific West Line (Oak Park stop). For those who drive, we're about 1 mile north of I-290, and a municipal parking lot is located across the street with a second lot 1 block west.
I'll stop with the marketing schtick and leave you with some fun facts about our new location:
- Originally called the Dunlop Brothers Bank Building, our new home was built in 1887, just 2 years before Frank Lloyd Wright constructed his house about 1/2 a mile north. There are 25 FLW structures, including the Unity Temple, nearby.
- Ernest Hemingway was born in 1899 and raised in an Oak Park home not far from our new office.
- Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan and several science fiction series, wrote 22 of his Tarzan books between 1912 and 1919 in Oak Park.
- Dan Castellaneta, aka Homer Simpson, graduated from Oak Park River Forest High School.
We'll keep everyone posted as we get closer to our move-in date. Thanks for your continued support!