Tour Frank Lloyd Wright's Local Classics And Other Stunning Prairie School Homes
By Mae Rice in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 12, 2016 9:08PM
The Robie House, via John Crouch.
Architecture buffs, take note—there’s a new Frank Lloyd Wright house tour of several of the famed architect’s Chicago area Prairie School homes.
The annual Wright Plus Housewalk will take place on May 21—and it will highlight an almost entirely different roster than 2015’s Housewalk did, according to Curbed. This year, the Housewalk’s theme is “Wright and the Prairie School.” In that spirit, it will spotlight houses all over Oak Park and River Forest, some designed by Wright, others by his contemporaries who worked in his studio and went on to be Prairie School Luminaries.
On the Housewalk, visitors get a rare opportunity to tour the interiors of houses like the William Winslow House, the Harry S. Adams House, and the Mary Greenlees Yerkes House. The William Winslow House is significant in particular because it is the first home that FLW was independently commissioned to build. It was built between 1893 and 1984.
The tour will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 21, and tickets are on sale now.