Created By: Kevin Crowell
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867 - 1959) began his solo architectural career in Oak Park, IL. in 1898. After training with the Chicago firm of Adler and Sullivan and Louis Sullivan, Wright turned his attention to the near western suburb of Oak Park.
In the 20 years that Wright lived in Oak Park became the laboratory for his Prairie School of architecture. He desgned numerous homes for friends and neighbors that still dot the surrounding streets and which today still manage to look more modern than some homes built more recently.
This tour takes you southh down Forest Avenue, over to Unity Temple, then back north back to the Home and Studio. Along the way you will witness the evolution of the Prairie School of architecture and experience the beauty of Oak Park.