Robie House’s rockstar visitor
While Jack White was hanging out on 57th Street, we hope he stopped by the Oriental Institute, too. White performs at the Chicago Theatre tonight.
Fun fact: Did you know… the University of Chicago Magazine staff’s offices used to be in Robie House?
Photo courtesy Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, flwright.org
Price Tower: Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
There was once a chance to save the world-famous Larkin Administration Building designed by the one and only Frank Lloyd Wright. Alas, it was not to be but today the rest of the Larkin District is being brought back to life. For more information on the history of the Larkin Administration Building check out this comprehensive blog.
Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959)
Lake Tahoe Summer Colony, Emerald Bay, California, 1923
For a 200-acre lot on Lake Tahoe, Frank Lloyd Wright designed several astounding buildings: a floating inn, houseboat-style barges, and a cottage that arches directly over a deep crevasse. The inn would have been anchored near an isolated island, while the barges would be mobile enough to float to a different location each season.
- Barge for Two
- Fallen Leaf Barge
- Cabin on a Chasm (lower right) source
- Hypothetical Study Model, Built 1995
Animation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bradley House stained glass