Happy New Year!
The mission of the Trust is to engage, educate and inspire the public through interpretation of Frank
Happy New Year!
We're excited to announce the lineup for the spring 2024 Wright Plus Architectural Housewalk in Oak Park, IL!
TICKET SALES OPEN JANUARY 1, 2024 AT 9 AM CST.
Wright Plus will feature the following spectacular residences designed or remodeled by Frank Lloyd Wright - the Emma and Peter A. Beachy House (1906), the Harry S. Adams House (1913), and one more to be announced in the new year.
The lineup also includes these beautiful private homes in our historic neighborhood:
Simpson Dunlop House (E.E. Roberts, 1896)
Joseph K. Dunlop II House (E. E. Roberts, 1897)
Ashley C. Smith House (Tallmadge & Watson, 1908)
E.W. Pratt House (E. E. Roberts, 1909)
Clyde E. and Elizabeth Shorey House (Max Dunning, 1922)
More information: https://bit.ly/3NI5Qor
Happy Holidays from all of us here at the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust!
Preservation work on the roof of Wright's Home and Studio is now complete!
Von Dreele-Freerksen Construction Company replaced the 40-year-old wood shingle roof, shingles on the east and south gables of the house, and tuckpointed two chimneys.
The Wednesday Journal interviewed Doug Freerksen, co-founder of the company and asked him more about the project:
This fall, the Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio has been getting modest makeover. The historic site’s 40-year-old roof is being replaced, the two chimneys have been tuckpointed, and shingles on the east and south gables of the home are being replaced.
A fall restoration project is underway at Wright’s Oak Park Home and Studio!
Over the next few weeks, the wood shingle roof will be replaced, as well as shingles on the east and south gables of the house. Two chimneys will be tuckpointed—one over Wright’s Library and the other over his Drafting Room. Oak Park contractor Von Dreele-Freerksen Construction Company is handling the work. Project completion is expected at the end of October. https://bit.ly/3trU620
Here's some reading material for the weekend, courtesy of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy: https://bit.ly/3PkO2j9
Learn all about notable women who have stewarded Wright homes throughout the years.
Read stories of remarkable women, past and present, who have stewarded houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the "Notable Women Homeowners Project."
On September 1, 1923, the second generation of Frank Lloyd Wright's Imperial Hotel opened in Tokyo. This year, we partnered with the Imperial Hotel / 帝国ホテル（Tokyo・Osaka・Kamikochi）for a celebration at Robie House. The 100-year celebration was marked by a gift of cherry blossom trees from the Imperial Hotel, Ltd. for the Robie courtyard garden.
Read more about this commemoration of Wright's legacy in Japan and the United States on flwright.org. https://bit.ly/3qM8qSg
Roland Reisley is the last original occupant in a Wright home, designed specifically for him and his wife, Ronny, in 1952.
Roland Reisley is now the only person living in a house designed for him by the late celebrated architect
Become a Trust volunteer and share your love of design, architecture, and Frank Lloyd Wright with people from all over the world!
The training process is convenient and easy for newcomers. Study independently on your own time with online training materials. When you feel comfortable with the material, observe and practice giving tours in person with experienced mentors and Trust staff. http://bit.ly/2DNlO9U
On June 19, 1881, Maginel Wright Enright Barney was born.
Wright’s younger sister Maginel was an accomplished artist who illustrated books and magazines during her professional career. In this family photo c. 1890, Maginel is seated on the right side with her arms around Frank.
Happy Birthday, Frank Lloyd Wright!
Wright was born on June 8, 1867. We are honored to share his inspiring design legacy with others every day in Oak Park and Chicago.
Limited spots are still available for our youth summer camps in June and July! Register today at flwright.org and don't miss out: https://bit.ly/3MmqVol
We've been having a blast experimenting with our new 3D printer! In just a few weeks, participants in our summer camps will have a chance to create their very own 3D printed designs.
Sign up for summer camp at flwright.org/camps
Choose Chicago recently included the Robie House in its list of reasons to visit Chicago and we agree! https://bit.ly/3N3ydxi
Book your tour today and visit a UNESCO World Heritage site in Hyde Park: https://bit.ly/45FXZzd
There are a million reasons to visit Chicago — our award-winning food scene, stunning green spaces, iconic attractions, innovative theatre, and vibrant neighborhoods. The list…
John Lloyd Wright, second-oldest son of Frank and Catherine, is one of six people who will have their names attached to bridges in Indiana.
Wright's is slated for Michigan City. https://bit.ly/3nEJrPb
Image: Collection of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust
“Wright Around Chicago” bus tours return June 5!
Visit Wright sites in and around Chicago this summer on our popular and exclusive small group tour: https://bit.ly/3Buz2Jf
This year’s youth summer camp invites kids into Wright’s very own Oak Park Studio, where they will embark on a design project of their own in the same space he created: https://bit.ly/3MmqVol
Architectural Digest spoke to homeowners about what it’s like to live in a Wright-designed home: https://bit.ly/3VQcyvh
The piece includes remarks from the owner of the Laura Gale House, who graciously opened the home for our Wright Plus Housewalk last year.
The iconic architect designed hundreds of residential properties in his career—AD spoke with seven homeowners about the ways Wright’s work impacts their lives
in 1970, the William H. Winslow House in River Forest, Illinois was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. https://bit.ly/43DvpNE
Photo: James Caulfield
This year, the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Wright’s greatest lost masterpiece, is celebrating 100 years since it opened to the public in 1923.
The latest digital animation in our “Frank Lloyd Wright: The Lost Works” video series focused on the Imperial Hotel, wonderfully visualized by architect Razin Khan.
Frank Lloyd Wright: The Lost Works explores some of Wright's most important demolished and unrealized structures. The project brings these lost buildings to ...
to this wonderful piece of art by Maginel Wright Enright Barney of Catherine Tobin Wright and children, c. 1905.
Pencil with pastel, Collection of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, Gift of Thomas L. and Mary B. Wright, 1976.07.
It’s warm in Chicagoland today--take a walk outside and play “Eye Spy Architecture” when you do! https://bit.ly/3aD5dqJ
This year’s youth summer camp invites kids into Wright’s very own Oak Park Studio, where they will embark on a design project of their own in the same space he created.
Register today: http://bit.ly/35CjEYS
April is National Volunteer Month.
Thank you to all of our dedicated and hardworking volunteers. We couldn’t share Wright’s legacy without you.
in 1959, Frank Lloyd Wright passed away at the age of 91.
Photo: Collection of Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, Chicago.
April is National Decorating Month!
Refresh your rooms with newly arrived ShopWright products, like the Hoffman House Rug Throw: https://bit.ly/2JxwXnQ
Mansion Global spoke to homeowners about their stewardship of historic properties. A home in the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District of Oak Park is included.
Owning a landmark property known for its architecture is a special responsibility that homeowners bear with gratitude
in 1871, Catherine “Kitty” Lee Tobin Wright was born.
Photo: Date unknown. Collection of Frank Lloyd Wright Trust.
Parents, are you looking for a summer activity for your kids?
Our 2023 morning camp, "A Place to Thrive: Health, Happiness, and Home" is now open for registration.
Participants will act as architects and create a unique and personalized home for a fellow camper. Educators, artists, and designers will help students as they create vision boards, sketches and an architectural model for their “client.”
Learn more: http://bit.ly/3lMUOTF
We're excited to announce the early return of our seasonal "Wright Around Oak Park" tour!
Book your comprehensive Oak Park experience and begin the day with an expanded tour of Wright’s Home and Studio. Then, trace the evolution of Wright’s design philosophy through a historic neighborhood walking tour, during which tour participants will see the exteriors of beautifully preserved Prairie style homes.
Tours available on Saturdays and Sundays. http://bit.ly/42wI4By
Photo: Bill Zbaren
Are you in the Chicago area and looking for a way to share your love of design and architecture with others?
We're looking for volunteers and we'd love to have you join our community!
Our updated training process is convenient and easy for newcomers. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2DNlO9U
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