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.

Operating as usual

“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

The weatherman is predicting rain this weekend.  Do you have enough to keep the family entertained and away from their s...
05/14/2021

The weatherman is predicting rain this weekend. Do you have enough to keep the family entertained and away from their screens? If not, come check out our selection of Frank Lloyd Wright themed games and puzzles.

The weatherman is predicting rain this weekend. Do you have enough to keep the family entertained and away from their screens? If not, come check out our selection of Frank Lloyd Wright themed games and puzzles.

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without ...
05/13/2021

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

LAST  MINUTE GIFT IDEA: Make a date with Mom to tour the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright Allen House.  You know she has always...
05/08/2021

LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEA: Make a date with Mom to tour the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright Allen House. You know she has always wanted to see it. The house and grounds have never been lovelier. Tour dates and times available on our website flwrightallenhouse.org/events

LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEA: Make a date with Mom to tour the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright Allen House. You know she has always wanted to see it. The house and grounds have never been lovelier. Tour dates and times available on our website flwrightallenhouse.org/events

This lovely porcelain tray, as well as many other beautiful gifts for Mother's Day, are  available at the Gilded Garage ...
05/07/2021

This lovely porcelain tray, as well as many other beautiful gifts for Mother's Day, are available at the Gilded Garage at the Frank Lloyd Wright Allen House. We are open today for last minute shopping until 3 today and 9 am - 3 pm on Saturday.

This lovely porcelain tray, as well as many other beautiful gifts for Mother's Day, are available at the Gilded Garage at the Frank Lloyd Wright Allen House. We are open today for last minute shopping until 3 today and 9 am - 3 pm on Saturday.

Catch a sneak peek of our beautiful courtyard.  This peaceful serene outdoor space is meticulously maintained by our vol...
05/06/2021

Catch a sneak peek of our beautiful courtyard. This peaceful serene outdoor space is meticulously maintained by our volunteer Master Gardeners. We are so fortunate to have such a passionate group of gardeners who research, prepare, plant, and maintain these gardens to make sure we have year round coverage and color. Come enjoy the blooms in person through a tour or a special event! #flwrightwichita #allenhousewichita #franklloydwrighthouse #franklloydwrightgarden #mastergardeners

Don’t forget about the Gilded Garage for last minute gift ideas.  We are open today until 3:00.
05/01/2021

Don’t forget about the Gilded Garage for last minute gift ideas. We are open today until 3:00.

Don’t forget Mother’s Day is May 9th!  We have some great jewelry items in store and online. #flwrightwichita #allenhous...
05/01/2021

Don’t forget Mother’s Day is May 9th! We have some great jewelry items in store and online. #flwrightwichita #allenhousewichita #franklloydwrighthouse #shoplocalict #mothersdaygift

05/01/2021
It was a long, cold winter but spring is finally here.  Come enjoy this beautiful weather with a tour of the Frank Lloyd...
04/30/2021

It was a long, cold winter but spring is finally here. Come enjoy this beautiful weather with a tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Allen House. The grounds have never been lovelier.

It was a long, cold winter but spring is finally here. Come enjoy this beautiful weather with a tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Allen House. The grounds have never been lovelier.

The hard freeze we had a few weeks ago didn’t seem to bother the Frank Lloyd Wright hostas in the garden. Come see them ...
04/29/2021

The hard freeze we had a few weeks ago didn’t seem to bother the Frank Lloyd Wright hostas in the garden. Come see them soon!

The hard freeze we had a few weeks ago didn’t seem to bother the Frank Lloyd Wright hostas in the garden. Come see them soon!

Give your table a fresh look for Spring with table linens in Wright designs. New placemats and table runners available i...
04/23/2021

Give your table a fresh look for Spring with table linens in Wright designs. New placemats and table runners available in the Gilded Garage gift shop in a variety of colors and designs.

Give your table a fresh look for Spring with table linens in Wright designs. New placemats and table runners available in the Gilded Garage gift shop in a variety of colors and designs.

Happy #nationalvolunteerweek to our amazing team!  We are beyond grateful for your time, passion and commitment to the A...
04/22/2021

Happy #nationalvolunteerweek to our amazing team! We are beyond grateful for your time, passion and commitment to the Allen House and the world of Frank Lloyd Wright. During the last 12 months of the pandemic, you all have generously lead 318 tours, participated in virtual events, worked in the Gilded Garage Gift Shop and kept our gardens picture perfect, just to name a few highlights. Our community is better because of you! #flwrightwichita #allenhousewichita #nationalvolunteerweek #franklloydwrighthouse #volunteer #thankyou #community

Happy #nationalvolunteerweek to our amazing team! We are beyond grateful for your time, passion and commitment to the Allen House and the world of Frank Lloyd Wright. During the last 12 months of the pandemic, you all have generously lead 318 tours, participated in virtual events, worked in the Gilded Garage Gift Shop and kept our gardens picture perfect, just to name a few highlights. Our community is better because of you! #flwrightwichita #allenhousewichita #nationalvolunteerweek #franklloydwrighthouse #volunteer #thankyou #community

Last day!  Use code SPRING25 to shop online flwrightwichita.org. #flwrightwichita #allenhousewichita #shoplicalict #muse...
04/17/2021

Last day! Use code SPRING25 to shop online flwrightwichita.org. #flwrightwichita #allenhousewichita #shoplicalict #museumstore #franklloydwrighthouse

Last day! Use code SPRING25 to shop online flwrightwichita.org. #flwrightwichita #allenhousewichita #shoplicalict #museumstore #franklloydwrighthouse

Don't forget, Motawi tiles are still on sale!  The Gilded Garage is open today until 3:00 pm and tomorrow 9:00 -3:00 . T...
04/16/2021

Don't forget, Motawi tiles are still on sale! The Gilded Garage is open today until 3:00 pm and tomorrow 9:00 -3:00 . Tiles are also available on-line 24/7 on our web site. Don't wait too long and miss out!

Flash sale! In stock Motawi Tiles 25% off! #flwrightwichita #allenhousewichita #shoplocalict #museumgiftshop #franklloydwrighthouse #franklloydwrightgiftshop #springsale #motawitileworks

Flash sale!  In stock Motawi Tiles 25% off!  #flwrightwichita #allenhousewichita #shoplocalict #museumgiftshop #frankllo...
04/15/2021

Flash sale! In stock Motawi Tiles 25% off! #flwrightwichita #allenhousewichita #shoplocalict #museumgiftshop #franklloydwrighthouse #franklloydwrightgiftshop #springsale #motawitileworks

Flash sale! In stock Motawi Tiles 25% off! #flwrightwichita #allenhousewichita #shoplocalict #museumgiftshop #franklloydwrighthouse #franklloydwrightgiftshop #springsale #motawitileworks

If you don’t know Andrew Pielage Photography, look up his work!  You will be amazed!  His mission is to photograph all s...
04/11/2021

If you don’t know Andrew Pielage Photography, look up his work! You will be amazed! His mission is to photograph all surviving Wright structures. We were maybe number 99???😀 Go Andrew!

Gees, I am getting spoiled here with these Frank Lloyd Wright stunners. This is round 2 on my “Wright Roadtrip” and just look at the living room of the Henry Allen house in Wichita, Kansas. I know I said it’s rare to still have the Wright designed furniture inside but here is another design that does. It has over 30 pieces, all of its original art glass and several new-for-their-time innovations, such as wall-hung water closets and an attached garage. Yep, a garage...I was just as stunned as you are. Wright didn’t really do garages, he did carports.

I’m gonna stop here for now, because I have to get back over there for the sunset shots but they are open for (safe) tours so get over here and see this place. Mind Blown! 🤯🙏

Thank you for the kind words.
04/10/2021

Thank you for the kind words.

On this day, in 1959, we lost America’s greatest architect.  #flwrightwichita #franklloydwrighthouse #franklloydwrightar...
04/09/2021

On this day, in 1959, we lost America’s greatest architect. #flwrightwichita #franklloydwrighthouse #franklloydwrightarchitecture #rip #franklloydwright #onthisday #04091959

On this day, in 1959, we lost America’s greatest architect. #flwrightwichita #franklloydwrighthouse #franklloydwrightarchitecture #rip #franklloydwright #onthisday #04091959

No shortage of books at the Allen House! The Allen’s had an extensive book collection which is on display in the home. #...
04/08/2021

No shortage of books at the Allen House! The Allen’s had an extensive book collection which is on display in the home. #nationallibraryweek #reading #flwrightwichita #allenhousewichita #franklloydwrighthouse #franklloydwrightarchitecture

Gift shop remodel!  New shelving completed and fully stocked ✅.
04/08/2021

Gift shop remodel! New shelving completed and fully stocked ✅.

Gift shop remodel! New shelving completed and fully stocked ✅.

We all need a sense of humor, especially during these times!
04/01/2021

We all need a sense of humor, especially during these times!

#TBT Happy #AprilFoolsDay! “I do think that a sense of humor is one of the most valuable things you can possess.” - Frank Lloyd Wright

That glow just speaks to you!
03/25/2021

That glow just speaks to you!

That glow just speaks to you!

It’s all about the details...#flwrightwichita #allenhousewichita #franklloydwrightarchitecture #details #franklloydwrigh...
03/23/2021

It’s all about the details...#flwrightwichita #allenhousewichita #franklloydwrightarchitecture #details #franklloydwrightfoundation

It’s all about the details...#flwrightwichita #allenhousewichita #franklloydwrightarchitecture #details #franklloydwrightfoundation

We are open 9-3 today!
12/19/2020

We are open 9-3 today!

Address

255 N Roosevelt St
Wichita, KS
67208

Opening Hours

Wednesday 09:00 - 13:00
Thursday 19:00 - 20:30
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.