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.

05/28/2020

The Gordon House in Silveton, Oregon is a T shaped Usonian completed in 1964. Enjoy this video clip to experience the circular flow of this two story Usonian. #wrightvirtualvisits @the_gordon_house

05/28/2020
The Gordon House Video Swap

The Gordon House in Silverton, Oregon is a T shaped Usonian completed in 1964. Enjoy this video clip to experience the circular flow of this two story Usonian. #WrightVirtualVisits Gordon House

Looking forward to swapping videos tomorrow with the Gordon House in Silverton, Oregon for #WrightVirtualVisits !
05/27/2020

Looking forward to swapping videos tomorrow with the Gordon House in Silverton, Oregon for #WrightVirtualVisits !

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05/22/2020

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo

05/14/2020

Enjoy a virtual visit to the Emil Bach House in Chicago. If this is not on your bucket list, add it now! #wrightvirtualvisits #flwrightwichita #emilbachhouse @emilbachhouse

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo
05/14/2020

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo

Join us today at 12 noon as we swap videos with the Emil Bach House #WrightVirtualVisits Emil Bach House
05/14/2020

Join us today at 12 noon as we swap videos with the Emil Bach House #WrightVirtualVisits Emil Bach House

#TBT Expression Class of Alice Campbell-Wrigley in classic grouping at the garden pool of Senator Henry J. Allen's resid...
04/23/2020

#TBT Expression Class of Alice Campbell-Wrigley in classic grouping at the garden pool of Senator Henry J. Allen's residence. This photo was published in the Wichita Eagle on July 23, 1930. Same corner of the pool today, 2020.

04/22/2020

Executive Director and Restoration Architect, Howard Ellington, takes us on a visual tour of some of our favorite furniture pieces.

It's National Volunteer Week!  We love our TEAM here at the Allen House.  Can't wait to see everyone again soon.
04/21/2020

It's National Volunteer Week! We love our TEAM here at the Allen House. Can't wait to see everyone again soon.

04/18/2020
04/16/2020

Virtual tour of master bedroom, bath and Elsie’s day room.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo
04/16/2020

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo

04/15/2020
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Follow for some educational activities...

Today we’re excited to launch the “Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Classroom.” Each Wednesday for the next 6 weeks, we’ll release a fun new learning activity to try at home that will build toward a final project based on Wright’s art glass designs. Watch this video to begin first activity in the series and then you can continue the activity on our website: https://bit.ly/2K4q1M5 #WrightVirtualClassroom

Kansas Aviation Museum
03/31/2020

Kansas Aviation Museum

In all the uncertainty, find the beauty in the simple things...Happy Monday!  Stay safe everyone.
03/30/2020

In all the uncertainty, find the beauty in the simple things...Happy Monday! Stay safe everyone.

03/27/2020

With all our tours temporarily suspended, here's a fun look inside the Allen House! Stay tuned for more insightful videos. Stay healthy and we hope to see everyone in person soon!

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03/25/2020

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
03/25/2020

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Every day, cultural institutions are collectively losing at least $33 million as a result of COVID-19 closures. ⁣

This is not just about us at The Met –– this is about our communities, our colleagues, and our friends at museums and arts and cultural organizations around the country.⁣

But we can’t do it without your help. ⁣

There are three ways you can get involved:⁣

(1) 📲 Show your support on social media with #CongressSaveCulture –– repost this! Share your passion for the arts to show what might be lost without the support the cultural community needs.⁣

(2) 🗣️ Contact your legislators and urge them to support $4 billion in economic relief for arts and culture. Use the American Alliance of Museums's letter as your guide: www.congressweb.com/AAM/67#/67/

(3) ✍️ Sign our Change.org petition now to urge Congress to provide relief for arts and cultural institutions. Sign it: www.change.org/CongressSaveCulture

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo
03/24/2020

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo

Yes, we have memberships to the Allen House! Support local arts organizations if you can.
03/22/2020

Yes, we have memberships to the Allen House! Support local arts organizations if you can.

Wichitans Helping Wichita. By buying annual passes to local attractions, you can help show your heart for the people who help Wichita thrive. Comment below what attractions you know that are offering an annual pass or membership. Let's support local.

What is your favorite room or detail in the Allen House?  Comment below and we will post pictures.
03/18/2020

What is your favorite room or detail in the Allen House? Comment below and we will post pictures.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo
03/17/2020

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo

As of today, we will be closed for tours now thru March 31st for the safety of all our visitors, volunteers and staff.  ...
03/17/2020

As of today, we will be closed for tours now thru March 31st for the safety of all our visitors, volunteers and staff. As the majority of our visitors are either out of state or international guests, it is necessary to put the health and safety of everyone first. We will continue to monitor the situation and resume tours as soon as practical. Thank you for your patience.

The Allen House is making the health and safety of our customers, volunteers and employees our highest priority. We are ...
03/14/2020

The Allen House is making the health and safety of our customers, volunteers and employees our highest priority. We are closely monitoring the developing situation concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and local health authorities.
Effective today, we will began a new schedule of tour times/availability. Please check the online calendar or call before arriving. We have also implemented daily and hourly cleaning and disinfecting practices throughout the gift shop and museum.
At this time, the Allen House will remain open as long as it is responsible to do so. We are monitoring the recommendations of local, state and national health authorities.
We encourage anyone seeking further information on COVID-19 to visit www.kansas.com. The paywall has been lifted on this section of the newspaper. The Wichita Eagle is committed to giving our community the most up-to-date information.

FLASH SALE ***  Purchase your tour tickets by March 31 and receive 20% off tour admission!  (Special events excluded)
03/11/2020

FLASH SALE *** Purchase your tour tickets by March 31 and receive 20% off tour admission! (Special events excluded)

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo
03/06/2020

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo

Tickets available for our Saturday tours tomorrow!  https://flwrightwichita.org/events/
02/14/2020
Events for February 2020Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House

Tickets available for our Saturday tours tomorrow! https://flwrightwichita.org/events/

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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.

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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.