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Young Hall

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 1 December 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Young Hall, built in 1878, is the first permanent surviving building of the Lake Forest College institution. This exuberant, tall, yellow-brick Second Empire "College Hall" for its first century was built following the 1877 fire in the New Hotel building at about 401 North Mayflower, just southeast of the campus. This academic and residential building was donated originally by the Charles B. Farwell family, Mrs. Farwell having given the impetus for re-starting the college for her daughter, Anna Farwell '80, later Mrs. Reginald DeKoven, a noted author. The building was re-named in memory of the lead donor for the 1981-82 renovation, alumnus Irwin L. Young, class of 1926.

This five-story building is the tallest building in the City of Lake Forest, Illinois.

Photo taken September 6, 2009.

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john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Nicely done, Steven.

1 Dec 2009 5:38am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Wow, what a great looking place, well taken

1 Dec 2009 6:29am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Superb... thanks for the background info :).

1 Dec 2009 9:07am

JannuD from Bengaluru, India

Nice shot and thanks for the info

1 Dec 2009 10:49am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Yet a building beautiful and a good composition, bravo!

1 Dec 2009 10:56am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Beautiful building and great HDR. It seems strange that there are no people in this photo.

1 Dec 2009 11:44am

@Ralph Jones: This was a somewhat late Sunday morning capture. Perhaps students were still "sleeping off" the night before? :-)

John from Geneva, United States

They were probably still sleeping off Friday night!
This HDR stuff reminds me of air-brush paintings, they way the colors just pop off the page - visually stunning.
Did you use a focal length under 25mm? The sides of the building appear distorted, or maybe the building is absorbing the intoxicated effects of its inhabitants!

1 Dec 2009 1:47pm

Elisa from Massachusetts, United States

beautiful!! great HDR!

1 Dec 2009 5:54pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Another great HDR Steve (building looks pretty straight to me), Lake Forest must be a fairly normal sort of place if this is the tallest building.

1 Dec 2009 7:52pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Great building, the hdr treatment makes it shine. Well done!

1 Dec 2009 8:02pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

I really like the hdr vivid coloration on this one.

1 Dec 2009 10:09pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

cool processing !

1 Dec 2009 10:09pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An awesome image. I really like the yellow brick and the processing that makes it pop.

2 Dec 2009 3:49am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

just superb colors!

2 Dec 2009 4:06pm