Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Oak Park

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Must see · Architectural Building · Historic Site
The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio is a historic house and studio designed and owned by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It has been restored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust to its appearance in 1909, the last year Wright lived there with his family. Located in Oak Park, Illinois, Frank Lloyd Wright purchased the property and built the home in 1889 with a $5,000 loan from his employer Louis Sullivan. He was 22 at the time, and recently married to Catherine Tobin. The Wrights raised six children in the home and Wright developed his career and aesthetic to become one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, declared a National Historic Landmark four years later, and contributes to the Frank Lloyd Wright–Prairie School of Architecture Historic District containing a number of his projects and related work.
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  • Small group tours, make reservations early. Knowledgeable docents, interesting stories, restoring the works of an eccentric genius.  more »
  • While visiting family in the Chicago area, we took an afternoon to visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. The guided tour is very thorough, giving insight to the life and personality of Frank.....  more »
  • You don't need to be an avid fan of Frank Lloyd Wright to enjoy this tour. My knowledge of him was probably rudimentary, and weighted heavily toward knowledge of his prairie style architecture. His....  more »
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  • You have to tour this iconic home and museum when you are in the area. It is just the tip of the iceberg for local architecture. Ive been on the tour a few times. Its worth seeing it a few different times of year. At least summer and holiday time. Also love the bookstore/gift shop. A great place to buy gifts for local ir out of town friends.
  • You must see this fascinating house and studio. Take guided tour otherwise you won't hear the quirky history of family life in this well preserved gem. Easy to get to by train and a short walk through leafy parks and streets. A real highlight for design buffs.
  • Historically restored architectural gem located on the magnificent Oak Park neighborhood near Chicago. Different tour offerings of which we selected a 3 hour walking tour. 1 hour in the house, 1.5 in the neighborhood and .5 at the Unity Temple. Some of these were named Unesco World Heritage Site. Very knowledgeable Docent. Nice gift shop. A must see!
  • One third of all of Frank Lloyd Wright's work was done here. Very interesting tour. We've toured three Frank Lloyd Wright homes in the past eight months. Touring multiple places is like putting together a puzzle. You get more information at each place that helps you understand the man and his work as well as the time in which he lived and worked.
  • I've been to the FLW Home and Studio and it never fails to leave me awestruck. The innovative and artistic approach to architecture puts Wright in a field of his own. The edifice is outstanding and the docents are all professional and knowledgeable. Don't miss this tour when you're visiting the Chicago area.

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