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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home and Studio in Oak Park, 1967


Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959)

Midway Gardens, Hyde Park, Chicago. Built 1914, destroyed 1929.

Midway Gardens was an entertainment venue and beer hall built on the site of a demolished amusement park. Wright designed all of the interior fixtures, including the artwork in the tavern room, above. (The large dark rectangle is a built-in cigar stand.) After struggling for 15 years to survive financial problems, changing tastes, and Prohibition, Midway Gardens was destroyed. 

  March 13, 2014 at 02:17pm


Candid photo of a family posing in front of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois; ca. 1937.

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House, year unknown. (Although maybe the cars are a hint?)

"The Robie House, with its dramatically cantilevered roof and strong horizontal lines, is one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s classic Prairie Style residences. The house, designed in 1906, is in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood."

Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park, Illinois

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Willits house (1901), Highland Park, Illinois

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House (1909), Chicago


Frank Lloyd Wright, William Winslow House, River Forest, Illinois, 1894


Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959)

Nathan G. Moore House, Oak Park, Illinois, 1895; rebuilt 1923

Frank Lloyd Wright always hated the house that Nathan G. Moore asked him to design, with its faux-Tudor style. It was one of FLW’s earliest commissions, and he freely admitted that he did it only for the cash. Years later, when the top two floors of the house burned in a fire, Wright seized the chance to imbue his original design with new Mayan-Japanese flavor. You can see hints of his 1923 Imperial Hotel in the rebuilt version:

  • After rebuild, 1923
  • Detail of porch, 1923
  • Previous version, 1895


Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Oak Park, Illinois, 1889-1909

via Bruce O’Brien and Prairie School Traveler Facebook page