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.

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Our annual Holiday Wright Style tickets are now on sale!  Get yours before they are gone.  Limited tickets available due...
10/02/2020
10:00-5:00 Annual Holiday Wright StyleFrank Lloyd Wright's Allen House

Our annual Holiday Wright Style tickets are now on sale! Get yours before they are gone. Limited tickets available due to social distancing guidelines. https://flwrightwichita.org/event/1000-500-annual-holiday-wright-style/

10:00-5:00 Annual Holiday Wright Style « All Events November 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm | $20 Event Navigation « 4-9 PM Annual Holiday Wright Style 10:00 AM-Grand Tour » Step back to 1918 and celebrate the holidays as a guest of Henry and Elsie Allen at the annual Frank Lloyd Wright Allen House holi...

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo
10/02/2020

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo

Shout out to Lu Anne Stephens with KMUW for visiting the Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House and including it on her Hidden...
09/25/2020
One Of Wichita's Architectural Wonders Is Hiding In Plain Sight

Shout out to Lu Anne Stephens with KMUW for visiting the Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House and including it on her Hidden Kansas segment! Plan your visit soon to "One Of Wichita's Architectural Wonders Is Hiding In Plain Sight"!

You can hardly call the Allen-Lambe house hidden. The intriguing structure, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, has been standing at the corner of 2nd and

Take advantage of the fall weather and book your tour today!  Tour times available here:  https://flwrightwichita.org/ev...
09/24/2020
Events for September 2020Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House

Take advantage of the fall weather and book your tour today! Tour times available here: https://flwrightwichita.org/events/

Events for September 2020 Find Events Events In Search « August October » Calendar of Events Calendar of Events Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 30 31 1 2 10:00 AM-Grand Tour 3 7:00 PM-Moonlight Tour 4 SOLD OUT-10:00 AM-Standard Tour SOLD OUT-1:00 PM-Standard Tour 5 SOLD OU...

Said best by Frank Lloyd Wright, “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”  Happy Fall!...
09/22/2020

Said best by Frank Lloyd Wright, “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” Happy Fall! #flwrightwichita #collegehillwichita #franklloydwrighthouse #allenhousewichita #fallcolors

How many of these places have you visited in Wichita? We look forward to your visit to the Allen House soon!
09/16/2020
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How many of these places have you visited in Wichita? We look forward to your visit to the Allen House soon!

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Frank’s Favorite! Votive holders by Lightwave Laser available in store.  Gift shop open tonight 6-9pm and Friday 9am-3pm...
09/03/2020

Frank’s Favorite! Votive holders by Lightwave Laser available in store. Gift shop open tonight 6-9pm and Friday 9am-3pm. #flwrightwichita #shoplocal #franklloydwrighthouse #ictwichita #flwallenhouse

Check out the latest blog from Visit Wichita highlighting the Allen House.  There are so many wonderful things to do in ...
08/26/2020
What to Expect on a Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Allen House in Wichita

Check out the latest blog from Visit Wichita highlighting the Allen House. There are so many wonderful things to do in Wichita while maintaining social distancing. We can't wait to see you! https://www.visitwichita.com/blog/post/frank-lloyd-wright-house-wichita/

One of iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpieces is in a historical neighborhood in Wichita, Kansas, and is open to the public through regularly offered tours or by appointment.

Fun fact!
08/25/2020

Fun fact!

Today marks the wedding anniversary for Frank Lloyd Wright & Olga (Olgivanna) Lazović. The couple were married in 1928 in Rancho Santa Fe, California. Olgivanna proved to be the partner and stabilizing influence Wright needed in order to refocus on “the cause of architecture” he had begun decades earlier.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo
08/22/2020

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo

You should see the gardens...so peaceful and serene.  The terrace and gardens are included with a tour of the home. Sche...
08/22/2020

You should see the gardens...so peaceful and serene. The terrace and gardens are included with a tour of the home. Schedule your visit soon! #flwrightwichita #allenhousewichita #ictwichita #franklloydwrightgarden #bloom @ Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House

Frank’s Favorite!  Motawi Tiles are hand crafted in Ann Arbor, MI and are simply stunning.  Shop Friday and Saturday 9am...
08/20/2020

Frank’s Favorite! Motawi Tiles are hand crafted in Ann Arbor, MI and are simply stunning. Shop Friday and Saturday 9am - 3pm. #flwrightwichita #shoplocal #ictwichita #franklloydwrighthouse #allenhousewichita #motawitileworks

Frank’s Favorite! New in...TECO pottery.  Come shop local.  These will not last. Shop Friday and Saturday 9am-3pm! #flwr...
08/13/2020

Frank’s Favorite! New in...TECO pottery. Come shop local. These will not last. Shop Friday and Saturday 9am-3pm! #flwrightwichita #shoplocal #ictwichita #franklloydwrighthouse #allenhousewichita @ Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House

Frank’s Favorite! Re-stock of art glass panels now available! Come shop local. Thursday 6-9pm, Friday and Saturday 9-3! ...
08/05/2020

Frank’s Favorite! Re-stock of art glass panels now available! Come shop local. Thursday 6-9pm, Friday and Saturday 9-3! #flwrightwichita #shoplocal #ictwichita #franklloydwrighthouse #allenhousewichita @ Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House

Frank’s Favorite! New doormats just arrived! Gift shop is open Saturday 9-3. Come see us! #flwrightwichita #shoplocal #i...
07/31/2020

Frank’s Favorite! New doormats just arrived! Gift shop is open Saturday 9-3. Come see us! #flwrightwichita #shoplocal #ictwichita #franklloydwrighthouse

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo
07/28/2020

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo

Thank you to Mark Arts for inviting us to present an architectural lesson highlighting the Allen House and Frank Lloyd W...
07/17/2020

Thank you to Mark Arts for inviting us to present an architectural lesson highlighting the Allen House and Frank Lloyd Wright for their STEAM camp this week. Contact us for information if you would like us to come present to your group.

From buildings to bees, our STEAM Academy participants are always learning something fun to go along with the theme. We have just two weeks left this summer, Taking Flight and Zootopia. More info is available at www.markartsks.com/steam-camps. @ Mark Arts

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07/17/2020
Avery Coonley Playhouse by Frank Lloyd Wright

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Originally a private school and now a single-family residence, the 1912 design showcases Wright’s iconic “kinder-symphony” windows.

07/16/2020

Join us as we swap videos with @WrightsSAMARA @SAMARA - John E Christian House

Tune in today at 1:00 pm as we swap videos with Samara House in Indiana. SAMARA - John E. Christian House
07/16/2020

Tune in today at 1:00 pm as we swap videos with Samara House in Indiana. SAMARA - John E. Christian House

07/10/2020

The 20th century architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright 1st Anniversary of the Unesco World Heritage Inscription!

Looking for STAYCATION activities? The Gilded Garage Gift shop is open today and tomorrow 9-3! #franklloydwrightallenhou...
07/10/2020

Looking for STAYCATION activities? The Gilded Garage Gift shop is open today and tomorrow 9-3! #franklloydwrightallenhouse #ict #collegehillwichita #shoplocal #staycation2020

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo
07/08/2020

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House's cover photo

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House
07/08/2020

Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House

07/04/2020
07/03/2020

Enjoy the Martin House clip as we look at similarities between our houses. Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin 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.

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255 N Roosevelt St
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Thursday 12:00 - 15:00
Friday 09:00 - 15:00
Saturday 09:00 - 15:00

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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.