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A walking tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Oak Park

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Speaking of exploring Oak Park, coincidentally, I ran across this Curbed Chicago walking tour guide today on Twitter:

Before Frank Lloyd Wright became an internationally-recognized name in the world of design, the architect spent many years in Oak Park, Illinois, designing homes for Chicago-area residents. Wright got his start working for the famed Sullivan & Adler firm from 1888 to 1893, and it was under the tutelage of Louis Sullivan specifically that Wright began to explore the elements that would eventually lead to the Prairie School movement. For the rest of the 1890s and the first decade of the twentieth century, Wright continued to live and work in Oak Park and designed dozens of structures here.

Oak Park’s federally designated Frank Lloyd Wright/Prairie School of Architecture Historic District boasts the world’s largest collection of Wright-designed homes, and by studying his work in Oak Park, we can get a good read on the architect’s evolution.

For fans looking to explore on their own, here’s a rundown of the 25 buildings in Oak Park that were designed or remodeled by Frank Lloyd Wright. Map points are listed by direction, starting from the north and heading south.

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Good to know! I have a tentative re-visit scheduled for mid-January 2020.

Written by Seth Anderson

December 31st, 2019 at 6:02 pm

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London Guarantee & Accident Bldg was uploaded to Flickr

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a/k/a Crain Communications Building, and f/k/a Stone Container Building. A Chicago Landmark building.

Wacker and Michigan. More tasteful than the Trump Stamp

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I took London Guarantee & Accident Bldg on June 20, 2014 at 01:36PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on June 22, 2014 at 12:03AM