Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House Prairie style house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1920 for Henry J. and Elsie Allen. Last of the Prairie houses and considered "among my best".
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Commissioned in 1916 and completed in 1918, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Allen House is named after its first owners, newspaper publisher Henry Allen and his wife, Elsie. It was the last of the architect’s famous brick prairie houses, which emphasized horizontal lines, earth tones and a continuous blending of interiors with exteriors. Architectural writers who have visited the house believe its living roo

Commissioned in 1916 and completed in 1918, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Allen House is named after its first owners, newspaper publisher Henry Allen and his wife, Elsie. It was the last of the architect’s famous brick prairie houses, which emphasized horizontal lines, earth tones and a continuous blending of interiors with exteriors. Architectural writers who have visited the house believe its living roo

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07/14/2021

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Linda FlemingVolunteer Linda Fleming has been a part of the Allen House family for 5 years.   Linda recent...
07/09/2021

SPOTLIGHT ON: Linda Fleming

Volunteer Linda Fleming has been a part of the Allen House family for 5 years. Linda recently stepped down as Museum Volunteer Coordinator but still keeps busy leading tours as a docent.

The Allen House is important to her because it is a wonderful piece of history and she believes we should do all we can to share it with the public. Sharing is a big part of why Linda stays involved with the Allen House and is reflective of her big heart. Linda says, “In 1971, I had the chance to visit the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. While I don’t remember any of the artwork, I do remember, and I will never forget, the building. This was my first introduction to Frank Lloyd Wright and I have been hooked ever since. The history of Frank Lloyd Wright is terribly important and hopefully will live on for generations to come. To have something in our own hometown that allows us to share who this architect is and a small portion of what he has achieved is incredible”. She is proud to be part of an organization that is sharing such an important piece of history.

Linda’s favorite detail in the Allen House is the light fixture in the reception area. She had an opportunity to see it taken apart and put back together which reminded her of origami. Since Wright was a fan of origami, she believes he designed it that way.

SPOTLIGHT ON: Linda Fleming

Volunteer Linda Fleming has been a part of the Allen House family for 5 years. Linda recently stepped down as Museum Volunteer Coordinator but still keeps busy leading tours as a docent.

The Allen House is important to her because it is a wonderful piece of history and she believes we should do all we can to share it with the public. Sharing is a big part of why Linda stays involved with the Allen House and is reflective of her big heart. Linda says, “In 1971, I had the chance to visit the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. While I don’t remember any of the artwork, I do remember, and I will never forget, the building. This was my first introduction to Frank Lloyd Wright and I have been hooked ever since. The history of Frank Lloyd Wright is terribly important and hopefully will live on for generations to come. To have something in our own hometown that allows us to share who this architect is and a small portion of what he has achieved is incredible”. She is proud to be part of an organization that is sharing such an important piece of history.

Linda’s favorite detail in the Allen House is the light fixture in the reception area. She had an opportunity to see it taken apart and put back together which reminded her of origami. Since Wright was a fan of origami, she believes he designed it that way.

Don't forget - Tomorrow is Art Community day at Mark Arts!  This event is FREE and open to the public!  Come join us!  C...
07/09/2021

Don't forget - Tomorrow is Art Community day at Mark Arts! This event is FREE and open to the public! Come join us! Click the link for more information.

Join us tomorrow, July 10, 9 a.m. - to explore the theme of The Place We Call Home. Activities will include a Storytime in partnership with Storytime Village, a presentation by the Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House, an instructor demonstration by Doug Billings, yoga with Siva Yoga School and creating a mixed media design of your dream home. Details: https://markartsks.com/arttogether/

BLOOM ALERT!  The outdoor living space is my favorite place to be this time of year.  It is so calming and peaceful with...
07/08/2021

BLOOM ALERT! The outdoor living space is my favorite place to be this time of year. It is so calming and peaceful with the water feature and all the beautiful blooming plants. Do something today that brings you peace or joy. #franklloydwrighthouse #franklloydwrightarchitecture #nature #calmingvibes #peaceful #flwrightwichita #blooms

BLOOM ALERT! The outdoor living space is my favorite place to be this time of year. It is so calming and peaceful with the water feature and all the beautiful blooming plants. Do something today that brings you peace or joy. #franklloydwrighthouse #franklloydwrightarchitecture #nature #calmingvibes #peaceful #flwrightwichita #blooms

07/06/2021

#TakeoverTuesdays with Andrew Pielage Photography —"Another important Room (Space) for Frank Lloyd Wright was the dining room. Wright designated this space from family time and perhaps more than any other room, his furniture was the focal point, it was an extension of the home design in a dramatic but seamless way.

Dining room photo: Allen House

Spotlight on: Burt Brungardt.  Volunteer Burt Brungardt is completely fascinated by Allen House. “I remember the first t...
07/03/2021

Spotlight on: Burt Brungardt.

Volunteer Burt Brungardt is completely fascinated by Allen House. “I remember the first time I saw the outside of this home,” he says. “I have been intrigued by it ever since.” In fact, his first moments inside the house inspired him to study architecture. “The house is contemporary even by today’s standards. It demonstrates how good design is timeless and provides a model for each person to see how this floor plan has been mimicked in most of the homes we live in today.”

Brungardt is proud Allen House has made Wichita its home and believes in the importance of sharing it with others. “The house needs volunteers who give visitors the opportunity to see and experience what made this home unique 100 years ago.”

Spotlight on: Burt Brungardt.

Volunteer Burt Brungardt is completely fascinated by Allen House. “I remember the first time I saw the outside of this home,” he says. “I have been intrigued by it ever since.” In fact, his first moments inside the house inspired him to study architecture. “The house is contemporary even by today’s standards. It demonstrates how good design is timeless and provides a model for each person to see how this floor plan has been mimicked in most of the homes we live in today.”

Brungardt is proud Allen House has made Wichita its home and believes in the importance of sharing it with others. “The house needs volunteers who give visitors the opportunity to see and experience what made this home unique 100 years ago.”

07/03/2021

It’s a beautiful day for tours here at the Allen House! How are you celebrating this holiday weekend? Whatever you choose, enjoy your family, friends, and the natural beauty that surrounds us this holiday. Have a safe 4th of July!
Photo credit: @apielage

#flwrightwichita #franklloydwrighthouse #4thofjuly #holiday #franklloydwrightarchitecture

It’s a beautiful day for tours here at the Allen House!  How are you celebrating this holiday weekend?  Whatever you cho...
07/03/2021

It’s a beautiful day for tours here at the Allen House! How are you celebrating this holiday weekend? Whatever you choose, enjoy your family, friends, and the natural beauty that surrounds us this holiday. Have a safe 4th of July!
Photo credit: @apielage

#flwrightwichita #franklloydwrighthouse #4thofjuly #holiday #franklloydwrightarchitecture

It’s a beautiful day for tours here at the Allen House! How are you celebrating this holiday weekend? Whatever you choose, enjoy your family, friends, and the natural beauty that surrounds us this holiday. Have a safe 4th of July!
Photo credit: @apielage

#flwrightwichita #franklloydwrighthouse #4thofjuly #holiday #franklloydwrightarchitecture

Great segment about relocating the Lindholm House to Polymath Park in Pennsylvania.
07/01/2021
Relocating a Frank Lloyd Wright house

Great segment about relocating the Lindholm House to Polymath Park in Pennsylvania.

Polymath Park, in southwest Pennsylvania, offers visitors not only a unique opportunity to tour houses designed or inspired by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, but also a chance to spend a night in one. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with the park's proprietors, and with a Minnesota couple whose W...

30% off all mug sets.  Each set contains 2 mugs and two coasters with either the Ennis House or Dana House Poinsettia pa...
06/25/2021

30% off all mug sets. Each set contains 2 mugs and two coasters with either the Ennis House or Dana House Poinsettia patterns. Come shop while supplies last!

30% off all mug sets. Each set contains 2 mugs and two coasters with either the Ennis House or Dana House Poinsettia patterns. Come shop while supplies last!

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT - David has been a docent at the Allen House for approximately five years.  He is here every Wednesd...
06/23/2021

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT - David has been a docent at the Allen House for approximately five years. He is here every Wednesday and Friday working in the Gilded Garage Gift Shop, greeting guests and merchandising inventory. Here's a little snapshot into why he enjoys volunteering at the Allen House: "You will almost always find me working in the gift shop where I can put all my years of retail experience to good use. My interest in this home first began when I was young and lived just a few blocks away. Even though College Hill abounds with beautiful homes, none is as distinct or unusual as the Allen House. The Allen House was Mr. Wright's last of his Prairie Style homes and, in my opinion, his most beautiful. Unfortunately, most Wichitans don't know what a treasure we have. I enjoy sharing the house with a great group of volunteers and engaging with our guests. It is wonderful to share the history of the Allen House and how it came about. My favorite thing about the Allen House is how all the clean lines add up to a simple elegance. My favorite room is the butler's pantry - I know its crazy, but I love it."

Thank you, David, for making our gift shop so beautiful! Next time you are at the Allen House, be sure to say "Hello" to David!

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT - David has been a docent at the Allen House for approximately five years. He is here every Wednesday and Friday working in the Gilded Garage Gift Shop, greeting guests and merchandising inventory. Here's a little snapshot into why he enjoys volunteering at the Allen House: "You will almost always find me working in the gift shop where I can put all my years of retail experience to good use. My interest in this home first began when I was young and lived just a few blocks away. Even though College Hill abounds with beautiful homes, none is as distinct or unusual as the Allen House. The Allen House was Mr. Wright's last of his Prairie Style homes and, in my opinion, his most beautiful. Unfortunately, most Wichitans don't know what a treasure we have. I enjoy sharing the house with a great group of volunteers and engaging with our guests. It is wonderful to share the history of the Allen House and how it came about. My favorite thing about the Allen House is how all the clean lines add up to a simple elegance. My favorite room is the butler's pantry - I know its crazy, but I love it."

Thank you, David, for making our gift shop so beautiful! Next time you are at the Allen House, be sure to say "Hello" to David!

Our hydrangea looks especially beautiful this year.  We had all but given up on it until one of our master gardeners, Eu...
06/18/2021

Our hydrangea looks especially beautiful this year. We had all but given up on it until one of our master gardeners, Euel Reed, took it under his wing and coaxed to back to health. Rumor has it that this plant is over 100 years old. I hope I look half this good when I'm 100. Visitors can see this and many, many others in the courtyard at the Allen House.

Our hydrangea looks especially beautiful this year. We had all but given up on it until one of our master gardeners, Euel Reed, took it under his wing and coaxed to back to health. Rumor has it that this plant is over 100 years old. I hope I look half this good when I'm 100. Visitors can see this and many, many others in the courtyard at the Allen House.

Come beat the heat and join us for a summer tour.  Tickets are still available for tomorrow's tour.    The house and gro...
06/09/2021

Come beat the heat and join us for a summer tour. Tickets are still available for tomorrow's tour. The house and grounds have never been lovelier.

Don't forget, everything in the gift shop is 20% off until Saturday in the Gilded Garage Gift Shop honor of Frank Lloyd Wright's birthday. Discounts applicable for both in person or on-line sales.

Come beat the heat and join us for a summer tour. Tickets are still available for tomorrow's tour. The house and grounds have never been lovelier.

Don't forget, everything in the gift shop is 20% off until Saturday in the Gilded Garage Gift Shop honor of Frank Lloyd Wright's birthday. Discounts applicable for both in person or on-line sales.

Happy Birthday Frank! You are timeless, just like your magnificent designs.  Use code CELEBRATE20 at checkout.
06/08/2021

Happy Birthday Frank! You are timeless, just like your magnificent designs. Use code CELEBRATE20 at checkout.

Happy Birthday Frank! You are timeless, just like your magnificent designs. Use code CELEBRATE20 at checkout.

Give back to your community by doing something you love. Volunteer to be a docent at the FLW Allen House.  Great people,...
06/05/2021

Give back to your community by doing something you love. Volunteer to be a docent at the FLW Allen House. Great people, flexible schedules.

New docent training class is scheduled for Wednesday, June 23rd at 6 pm CDT

Give back to your community by doing something you love. Volunteer to be a docent at the FLW Allen House. Great people, flexible schedules.

New docent training class is scheduled for Wednesday, June 23rd at 6 pm CDT

Looking for something to do between River Festival events? Come join us at the Frank Lloyd Wright Allen House.  Tickets ...
06/04/2021

Looking for something to do between River Festival events? Come join us at the Frank Lloyd Wright Allen House. Tickets are available on-line at www.flwrightwichita.org/events/

Looking for something to do between River Festival events? Come join us at the Frank Lloyd Wright Allen House. Tickets are available on-line at www.flwrightwichita.org/events/

The weather forecast looks perfect for our upcoming Moonlight tour this Thursday evening, June 3rd at 7 PM.  Join us for...
06/01/2021

The weather forecast looks perfect for our upcoming Moonlight tour this Thursday evening, June 3rd at 7 PM. Join us for our “Moonlight Tour” and experience the house in it’s original lighting atmosphere. Tickets available online https://flwrightwichita.org/event/700-pm-moonlight-tour-24/

The weather forecast looks perfect for our upcoming Moonlight tour this Thursday evening, June 3rd at 7 PM. Join us for our “Moonlight Tour” and experience the house in it’s original lighting atmosphere. Tickets available online https://flwrightwichita.org/event/700-pm-moonlight-tour-24/

“Love is the virtue of the Heart, Sincerity is the virtue of the Mind, Decision is the virtue of the Will, Courage is th...
05/29/2021

“Love is the virtue of the Heart, Sincerity is the virtue of the Mind, Decision is the virtue of the Will, Courage is the virtue of the Spirit.”
— Frank Lloyd Wright

Have a happy and safe Memorial Day.

Can you stand a few more pictures of the garden?  It was particularly lovely today.  The flowers were loving our one day...
05/28/2021

Can you stand a few more pictures of the garden? It was particularly lovely today. The flowers were loving our one day of sunshine. We want to send a special shout out to our hard working volunteer gardeners for making the grounds especially beautiful this year!

We are open tomorrow 9-3. Book your tours on-line at www.flwrightwichita.org. Tours are filling up fast!

We will be open for tours and shopping this weekend from Thursday, May 27 - Saturday, May 29th.  Book early because tour...
05/27/2021

We will be open for tours and shopping this weekend from Thursday, May 27 - Saturday, May 29th. Book early because tours are filling up fast. Tickets are available on-line at www.flwrightwichita.org.

We will be open for tours and shopping this weekend from Thursday, May 27 - Saturday, May 29th. Book early because tours are filling up fast. Tickets are available on-line at www.flwrightwichita.org.

05/23/2021

Another sneak peek, this time from Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House 1916 in Wichita, Kansas. Most consider it the last of Wright’s prairie houses.

Wright describes it as “among my best”. USA Today calls it one of the “10 great Frank Lloyd Wright home tours” So needless to say, we have alot going on here and you should get over there asap as they are open for tours.

But one the coolest aspects for me was it still has all the original “art glass” or as Wright often referred to it as “light screens” He designed over 4,000 of them for over 150 designs. This one above the dining room table is illuminated by 15 individual bulbs. Would you be brave enough to switch out a bulb on this light screen? Nooooope! I probably wouldn't even want to be in the same room 🤷‍♂️

This is a stunner of a house and one of the more liveable or easy Wright designs to be in. Has anyone taken a tour? Big thanks to Amy and the crew over there for allowing me to photograph and supporting my project! 🙏

A tour of the FLW Allen House is a great way to show Wichita at its best to friends and relatives in town for the holida...
05/21/2021

A tour of the FLW Allen House is a great way to show Wichita at its best to friends and relatives in town for the holiday. Book your tours early because they are already filling up.

Remember, the Allen House and the Gilded Garage Gift Shop will be closed tomorrow. We will be open for tours and shopping Wednesday 5/26 - Saturday 5/29.

A tour of the FLW Allen House is a great way to show Wichita at its best to friends and relatives in town for the holiday. Book your tours early because they are already filling up.

Remember, the Allen House and the Gilded Garage Gift Shop will be closed tomorrow. We will be open for tours and shopping Wednesday 5/26 - Saturday 5/29.

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature.  It will never fail you. - Frank Lloyd Wright
05/21/2021

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. - Frank Lloyd Wright

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. - Frank Lloyd Wright

Just a reminder...the FLW Allen House and Gilded Garage Gift Shop will be closed this Saturday, May 22nd so that we can ...
05/20/2021

Just a reminder...the FLW Allen House and Gilded Garage Gift Shop will be closed this Saturday, May 22nd so that we can be open next Saturday, May 29th.

Just a reminder...the FLW Allen House and Gilded Garage Gift Shop will be closed this Saturday, May 22nd so that we can be open next Saturday, May 29th.

We will be open for tours on Memorial Day weekend!  Its a great activity to share with family or out of town guests.  Bo...
05/19/2021

We will be open for tours on Memorial Day weekend! Its a great activity to share with family or out of town guests. Book your tours soon. We are filling up fast. Tour schedule can be found on our website flwrightwichita.org

We will be open for tours on Memorial Day weekend! Its a great activity to share with family or out of town guests. Book your tours soon. We are filling up fast. Tour schedule can be found on our website flwrightwichita.org

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Thursday 11am - 3pm
Friday 9am - 3pm
Saturday 9am - 3pm

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Wonderful tour, great house, many innovations for a house built in 1918. If you are in the area and have the time, take the tour, you won’t regret it.
It's a beautiful piece of history in the heart of Wichita's College Hill neighborhood. Take the Twighlight Tour.
What are the "bones" like in the Allen House???
How does one get tickets for this tour?
I toured the house last week and really enjoyed it! I’m writing a paper for my museum studies class about the exhibition of the house and I have a few questions I’m hoping someone will be able to answer in a timely manner! Thank you! (Maybe Howard Ellington or one of the docents could assist me?) 1. Which pieces in the house were not originally part of the house? 2. What criteria did the restorers use in deciding which pieces/ eye candies to include and to not include? 3. I know original materials or as close to as possible were used in restoration but were original techniques also used? 4. Would anyone (preferably a former guest) be willing to answer a few questions (you can remain anonymous) about your interpretation of the exhibit? Thank you for helping me and thank you again to the staff for a fabulous tour and experience!!
I really must find the time and money to take a tour. I adore Frank Loyd Wright's work.