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Midway Gardens, Chicago Illinois. 1914 Frank Lloyd Wright. (Demolished in 1923).

Opened 100 years ago today.


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,


Frank Lloyd Wright Laurent House
A Frank Lloyd Wright–designed house that the architect called his “little gem” opened to the public as a museum earlier this month. Located about two hours outside of Chicago in Rockford, Ill., the Laurent House is the only building that Wright designed for a person with a physical disability and is one that the architect considered one of the greatest designs in his career. Currently, the Laurent House hosts tours on the first and last weekend of each month, so you can visit on June 28 and 29. Group tours are available by reservation.

Tours depart from:

Midway Village Museum 
6799 Guilford Rd. 
Rockford, Ill. 
Google Map


Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House in Hyde Park (1963)

  June 08, 2014 at 09:50am


Robie House, Chicago IL, by Frank Lloyd Wright


50 Essential Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings

1.   Home and Studio, Oak Park, Illinois, 1889 - 1898

(via prairieschoolarchitecture-deact)

  April 27, 2014 at 07:15am


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."