Frank Lloyd Wright lived and worked in the Chicago area during the first 20 years of his career when he created a uniquely American style of architecture.
Time Out Chicago says: “If you want to step inside some of Wright’s most notable creations, there’s no better place to start than in the Chicago area. Begin your architectural journey by visiting these five Wright-designed structures in Chicago and Oak Park—all of which offer tours led by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust.”
5 Must-See Wright-Designed Structures
Wright’s Oak Park Home and Studio is where the legendary architect experimented with new design ideas and developed the Prairie style of architecture. Tours daily. Choices include a guided interior tour, self-guided Historic Neighborhood Walking Tour and Wright Around Oak Park in-depth tour.
Unity Temple is one of the first public buildings in America to feature exposed concrete and is Wright’s greatest public building of his Prairie era. Guided and self-guided tours Monday through Saturday. A Combination Tour couples a guided tour of the Home and Studio with a self-guided tour of Unity Temple.
Frederick C. Robie House is both a masterpiece of the Prairie style and an icon of modern architecture. Guided interior tours Thursday through Monday.
The Rookery Light Court is one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most dramatic interior compositions. Guided tours Monday through Friday.
Emil Bach House looks toward future stylistic directions in Wright’s work, in its contained geometry, efficient scale, and distinctive window designs. Guided tours Tuesdays and Wednesdays, May to September.
All Trust sites are accessible by public transportation from downtown Chicago. CTA and Metra train lines stop in Oak Park a short walk from the Home and Studio and Unity Temple. Metra train and CTA bus lines stop in Hyde Park near the Robie House. CTA train and bus lines stop near Emil Bach House. The Rookery Building is in the heart of the downtown Chicago, within walking distance from any Loop location.
Visit flwright.org for more information.