Frank Lloyd Wright Houses
About Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect, designer, writer, and educator. He designed more than 1,000 structures over a creative period of 70 years, and 25 of them are right here in Oak Park, Illinois. Wright believed in designing in harmony with humanity and the environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture. Although most of his designs appeared to be grand and outlandish, he gained massive popularity for his easily recognizable design style.
Before Frank Lloyd Wright became such a popular icon, the architect spent many years in the neighborhood of Oak Park, Illinois, designing homes for Chicago-area residents. Under the guidance of Louis Sullivan, Wright began to explore the elements that would later define the Prairie School movement. Wright spent the remainder of the 1890s and the first decade of the twentieth century, living and working in Oak Park, IL.
How to see Frank Lloyd Wright Houses in Oak Park
When it comes to experiencing the Frank Lloyd Wright/Prairie School of Architecture Historic District., you have several options.
You can buy a ticket for the annual Wright Plus Housewalk, a big event that gives you the chance to see inside the historic homes. The latest date for this event needed to be rescheduled per the update from the organizers themselves. Read below…
Despite encouraging and increasing progress in the US vaccination program, it is clear at this time that a May 2021 date is not going to be viable for an event on the scale of Wright Plus. A tentative alternate date of Saturday, September 18, 2021 has been established. We are pleased to share with you that all of our homeowners have agreed to participate, and the original lineup of houses remains the same. We expect to announce a confirmed date in April and follow up with more details at that time. Because this alternate date may not be feasible for everyone, tickets already purchased may be used this year, or at the Wright Plus Architectural Housewalk in May 2022 or May 2023. – Frank Lloyd Wright Trust
Or, you can give yourself a free self-guided tour of the areas using the curated list.
Enjoy these historic homes!
Click here to see the map of Frank Lloyd Wright Houses in and around Oak Park Illinois