Frank Lloyd Wright was born on June 8th, 1867 in Richland Center, Wisconsin. He died on April 9th, 1959 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Frank Lloyd Wright: Master Architect, American Icon
Frank Lloyd Wright didn’t become one of the world’s most famous American architects overnight. He earned his stripes as a young apprentice in downtown Chicago before founding his own firm in Oak Park. His early work with Louis Sullivan inspired Wright to develop his innovative approach to organic architecture called the Prairie Style. We take you by bus and on foot to see some of his most famous early works as well as a few of his lesser-known sites that reveal his genius.
Details, Schedule, and Bookings on the website of the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF):
Chicago Architecture Foundation Tours: Frank Lloyd Wright
The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust: visit their downtown location on the ground-floor lobby of The Rookery, a National Historic Landmark on LaSalle Street in downtown Chicago.
[1886 Rookery Building, (LaSalle and Adams Streets); designed by Burnham and Root with a lobby remodeled by Frank Lloyd Wright]
In early 2011, the Trust will open a “ShopWright” gift store and offer free tours of The Rookery, an icon of architecture set in the heart of the Midwest’s central financial district.
The Preservation Trust currently operates two historic house museums in the Chicago area: Wright’s Oak Park Home and Studio, and the Robie House(5757 S. Woodlawn Avenue) on the campus of the University of Chicago in Hyde Park.