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Oak Park's Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Worth the Tour

Frank Lloyd Wright designed more than 1,000 structures and completed 500 works, including offices, churches, schools, skyscrapers, hotels, and museums.

Each year, thousands of people descend on Oak Park to get a glimpse into the life of one of the most prolific architects in American history.

Frank Lloyd Wright designed more than 1,000 structures and completed 500 works, including offices, churches, schools, skyscrapers, hotels, and museums.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio at 951 Chicago Ave., in Oak Park, served as Wright's private residence and workplace from 1889 to 1909—the first 20 years of his career. Wright’s Robie House is located on the University of Chicago campus. Both are National Historic Landmarks and managed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust as accredited museums.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust's mission is to engage, educate and inspire the public through architecture, design and the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright, and to preserve the Trust's historic sites and collections, according to the organization’s website.

Wright and his first wife, Catherine Tobin, raised their six children at the Oak Park home. The studio was added in 1898. Visitors to the home and studio can glimpse some of the Wright-designed furniture, art glass, light fixtures and decorative objects that are on permanent display.

Public tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio are generally available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. However, Home and Studio interior tours have been  suspended through Feb. 1, for Preservation in Action, when crucial maintenance projects are completed. Advance tickets for tours are highly recommended. Purchase tickets here or call 312.994.4000.

The hour-long guided tours are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and children, with those under age 3 free.

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