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 room is “one of the great rooms of the 20th century.” The home features more than 30 pieces of Wright-designed furniture, all of its original art glass and several new-for-their-time innovations, such as wall-hung water closets and an attached garage. Visit the site that USA Today considers one of the “10 great Frank Lloyd Wright home tours” in the nation. This beautiful home has been preserved as a museum thanks to the Allen House Foundation.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo
02/01/2020

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo

Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy
01/29/2020
Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy

Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy

Wright's Marden House (1953) in McLean, Virginia, has sold...for $45 million. We're not calling this a record because it sits on the estate of a sprawling mansion owned by a cofounder of AOL, who bought the Marden House in 2000 and used it as a guest house. (We don't know about you but we'd rather live in Wright's Usonian design than the 24,000-square-foot mansion...) There's a deed restriction on the Wright house, the details of which we are working to verify.

Got your Bucket List for 2020? Check out this list and all the amazing things to do in WICHITA!
01/07/2020

Got your Bucket List for 2020? Check out this list and all the amazing things to do in WICHITA!

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Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo
12/28/2019

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo

SALE*SALE*SALEFriday 9-4, Saturday 9-3, Sunday 12:30-3:00
12/27/2019

SALE*SALE*SALE
Friday 9-4, Saturday 9-3, Sunday 12:30-3:00

Need last minute holiday gifts?  Everything in the gift shop is on sale today and tomorrow!
12/20/2019

Need last minute holiday gifts? Everything in the gift shop is on sale today and tomorrow!

Tours are filling up fast!  Only a few tours left in 2019.  Reminder...we will be closed for the month of January for ou...
12/17/2019
Events for December 2019Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House

Tours are filling up fast! Only a few tours left in 2019. Reminder...we will be closed for the month of January for our annual maintenance and restoration projects. Check our availability here: https://flwrightwichita.org/events/

Find Events Events In Search Events for December 2019 Calendar Month Navigation « November January » Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 Museum Store Sunday Tours 1-4 PM 2 3 4 10:00 AM In-Depth Tour 5 2:00 PM-Basic Guided Tour SOLD OUT-7:00 PM-Holiday Moonlight Tour 6 10:00 ...

Thanks to Matt Crow for this beautiful picture!
12/17/2019

Thanks to Matt Crow for this beautiful picture!

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House in the snow this afternoon #kswx

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo
12/13/2019

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo

Watermark Books & Cafe
12/09/2019

Watermark Books & Cafe

We are just a few days away from our event with #PlaguedByFire author #PaulHendrickson at the Wichita Public Library Join us at 6PM on Tuesday, Dec. 10 for a discussion and signing of Hendrickson's new biography of #FrankLloydWright

RSVP @ https://tinyurl.com/hendrickson-wm

Alfred A. Knopf #WatermarkEvents

Catch the last Grand Tour for 2019 on Saturday, December 14th at 10:00 AM.  Tickets are limited:  https://flwrightwichit...
12/08/2019
10:00 AM-Grand TourFrank Lloyd Wright's Allen House

Catch the last Grand Tour for 2019 on Saturday, December 14th at 10:00 AM. Tickets are limited: https://flwrightwichita.org/event/1000-am-grand-tour-23/

10:00 AM-Grand Tour « All Events December 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | $40 Event Navigation « 2:00 PM-Basic Guided Tour 10:00 AM-Grand Tour » Enjoy a deeper look at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Allen House and Wright’s Architecture. This guided tour will provide an extensive interpretation of the house ...

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo
12/02/2019

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo

12/02/2019
College Hill Neighborhood Association Wichita

College Hill is beautiful year round but especially during the holidays. Get your tickets soon!

Remember tickets for the Holidsy lights tour are on sale starting today at Traditions. Things have changed a bit (for the better!!) Today in person with cash or check, starting tomorrow online only!!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/college-hill-christmas-light-tour-tickets-84548957207

Tickets are $10 per person with a $40 per family maximum (kids 3 and under are free!), and will be available to purchase:
IN-PERSON on December 2nd at Traditions (3220 E Douglas Ave) or ONLINE starting December 3rd.
Tickets are first come first served so be sure to organize your groups early.

We can't wait to see you there!
- College Hill Neighborhood Association

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo
12/01/2019

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo

Wichita-area museums offering gift store discounts this weekend
11/30/2019
Wichita-area museums offering gift store discounts this weekend

Wichita-area museums offering gift store discounts this weekend

Wichita has more than 20 museum gift shops across interest areas. You’ll find gifts for design aficionados, future scientists, space nuts, artists, nature lovers, train fanatics, history buffs or airplane enthusiasts.

Looking for secret Santa gifts?  Frank Lloyd Wright socks just arrived in the gift shop!  Check out the new designs.  Ju...
11/23/2019

Looking for secret Santa gifts? Frank Lloyd Wright socks just arrived in the gift shop! Check out the new designs. Just in time for holiday shopping. These also make the perfect stocking stuffers!

Holiday Wright Style is coming up on Saturday, December 7, 1-4 pm. Tickets available online www.flwrightwichita.org .
11/16/2019

Holiday Wright Style is coming up on Saturday, December 7, 1-4 pm. Tickets available online www.flwrightwichita.org .

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Holiday Tables event at Mark Arts this past weekend.  The Allen House ...
11/13/2019

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Holiday Tables event at Mark Arts this past weekend. The Allen House created "The Jewel of the Orient - Imperial Hotel Peacock Room" - exemplifying beauty and elegance.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo
11/12/2019

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo

Check out "Jewel of the Orient, the Imperial Hotel Peacock Room" at Holiday Tables this year.  Frank Lloyd Wright was wo...
11/08/2019
Holiday Tables 2019

Check out "Jewel of the Orient, the Imperial Hotel Peacock Room" at Holiday Tables this year. Frank Lloyd Wright was working on the Imperial Hotel in Japan while designing the Allen House in Wichita!

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Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo
10/30/2019

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo

How many sites have you seen?
10/15/2019
A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state - HomeAdvisor

How many sites have you seen?

Frank Lloyd Wright sought not just to mold the architectural legacy of the US but to change the very way Americans lived their lives. And he succeeded: even if you’re not one of the few who are fortunate enough to call a Wright residence home, the influence of his staggeringly long and wide-rangin...

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
10/14/2019
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Did you know Frank Lloyd Wright designed a float for the Rose Bowl Parade? In 1956, Wright was commissioned to create an Arizona-inspired float by the Phoenix Junior Chamber of Commerce. His eye-catching “Valley of the Sun” float was inspired by the Arizona sunshine, and was awarded first place in its category.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo
10/06/2019

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo

Check out our new gift shop sign created by Wichitan, Scott Fitzmorris!
09/24/2019

Check out our new gift shop sign created by Wichitan, Scott Fitzmorris!

Current Allen House Newsletter available here!
09/06/2019
Happenings at the Allen House

Current Allen House Newsletter available here!

One hour guided tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Allen House. Tours will begin at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00.  View the main rooms of the Allen House while learning about the house, design and general information on Wright. This is a walking tour and you must be able to navigate stairs. (NO interior photogr...

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo
08/17/2019

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo

Thought for the day...
08/15/2019

Thought for the day...

"One should never dwell on one’s failures. You should think about them only enough to gain the wisdom from them that they will afford." Frank Lloyd Wright, 1956. #TBT

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo
07/23/2019

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo

We have a few tickets left for the Wednesday morning tour at 10:00. Come spend your morning with us.  Get your tickets h...
07/23/2019
10:00AM In-Depth TourFrank Lloyd Wright's Allen House

We have a few tickets left for the Wednesday morning tour at 10:00. Come spend your morning with us. Get your tickets here https://flwrightwichita.org/event/sold-out-1000am-in-depth-tour/

10:00AM In-Depth Tour « All Events July 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | $18 - $22 Event Navigation « 1:00PM-Basic Guided Tour 10:00AM In-Depth Tour » For those Wright enthusiasts who want to learn more about the details, design and history behind the Allen House, this tour is for you! Two hour guided ...

Huge "Thank You" to our talented group of Master Gardeners who continue to make the Allen House gardens so beautiful!  H...
06/18/2019

Huge "Thank You" to our talented group of Master Gardeners who continue to make the Allen House gardens so beautiful! Here's a sneak peak!

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo
06/13/2019

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo

Visit Wichita
06/11/2019
Visit Wichita

Visit Wichita

The Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House in Wichita is a gem beyond all belief. Designed by one of the best architects of the 20th Century, it offered writers at 52perfectdays a great experience! https://bit.ly/2QyFgiE

Self guided tours today until 4:00! Tickets available at the door!
06/08/2019

Self guided tours today until 4:00! Tickets available at the door!

Today is the 152nd anniversary of Wright's birth!

Stop by the Gilded Garage Gift Shop today and receive 20% off your purchase in honor of Frank Lloyd Wright's 152nd birth...
06/08/2019

Stop by the Gilded Garage Gift Shop today and receive 20% off your purchase in honor of Frank Lloyd Wright's 152nd birthday! Open 9-3!

Address

255 N Roosevelt St
Wichita, KS
67208

Opening Hours

Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00
Thursday 18:00 - 21:00
Friday 09:00 - 15:00
Saturday 09:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(316) 687-1027

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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.