Tour These Frank Lloyd Wright Landmarks For Free In Celebration Of His 150th Birthday

By Stephen Gossett in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 24, 2017 7:37PM

Mark your calendars now, architecture disciples. In celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday, the modernist pioneer's trust is opening up the doors to three of his most iconic designs free of charge.

On Thursday, June 8, free open houses will be available at three nearby famous buildings designed by the Prairie master.

The three sites are spread across the Chicago area—which of course boasts more of Wright's work than any other locale—on the far North Side, in Hyde Park and in Oak Park. They structures and tour times are:

- The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio (951 Chicago Ave., Oak Park). 6 to 8 p.m.

- The Frederick C. Robie House (757 S. Woodlawn Ave.) 6-8 p.m.

- Emil Bach House (7415 N. Sheridan Rd.) 4-7 p.m.

As architecture buffs can attest, that's quite a selection. The landmark Robie House (1908-10) in particular is recognized as one of Wright's quintessential late Prairie achievements; and the transitional Bach House (1915), in Rogers Park, bridges the gap between Prairie and the expressionist lane he'd soon traffic.

The tours are free, but registration is required. Follow the links above for RSVP info. Post-tour refreshments will also be available.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust is offering additional events to mark the 150th anniversary, including the Wright Around Chicago bus tours and the Pedal Oak Park guided bicycle tour. You can track additional events and updates at the Trust's website. It should be quite the sesquicentennial.