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Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust

 
The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust's mission is to engage the public in educational and aesthetic experiences to foster an appreciation of architecture, design and the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright. More than one hundred years ago, Frank Lloyd Wright sparked an architectural revolution with the opening of his studio in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Illinois.
Address: Oak Park, IL, 60302    
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Minutes from downtown Chicago are two architectural wonders designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, widely regarded as America's most influential architect. Every year thousands of tourists visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park, and Wright’s Robie House on the University of Chicago campus.
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio served as Wright's private residence and workplace from 1889 to 1909 - the first 20 years of his career. Wright used his home as an architectural laboratory, experimenting with design concepts that contain the seeds of his architectural philosophy. Here he raised six children with his first wife, Catherine Tobin. In 1898, Wright added a studio, described by a fellow-architect as a workplace with “inspiration everywhere.” In the Studio, Wright and his associates developed a new American architecture: the Prairie style, and designed 125 structures, including such famous buildings as the Robie House, the Larkin Building and Unity Temple. We invite you to visit and experience the restored site as it appeared in 1909, the last year that Wright lived in the Home and worked in the Studio.
Wright's Robie House. The Robie House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for his client Frederick C. Robie, is considered one of the most important buildings in the history of American architecture. Designed in Wright's Oak Park studio in 1908 and completed in 1910, the building inspired an architectural revolution. Its sweeping horizontal lines, dramatic overhangs, stretches of art glass windows and open floor plan make it a quintessential Prairie style house. Although it was designed more than ninety years ago, the building remains a masterpiece of modern architecture. Tours of the site offer both a first-hand experience of its amazingly contemporary spaces and the current restoration work that is returning the house to its original appearance.
Educational Programs. Attend a family block-building workshop. Design your dream home in Wright's own drafting room. Take a study trip to a famous Wright site. The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust offers innovative educational programs for audiences ranging from pre-schoolars to corporate executives. Programs highlight the architectural principles that shaped Wright's work, as well as the architect's far-reaching influence on a variety of art forms.
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931 Chicago Avenue Oak Park, IL, 60302

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