Tuesday, May 21, 2013
I took the Frank Lloyd Wright house walk in Oak Park last weekend, and we're featuring one home each day. Today, we look at the Cessna House by EE Roberts, who popularized the Prairie style more than Wright.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust's House Walk was Saturday, May 18, and this week we'll be featuring one of the homes each day. The event put the spotlight on local homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries. Of the 11 spots open for touring, I was able to make six. Today we feature the Charles E. Cessna house, located at 524 N. Oak Park Ave. It was built in 1906 by E.E. Roberts. A few things to know: More from the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust: Here, Roberts combines an array of eclectic elements to create an imposing, symmetrical interpretation of the Prairie style. The heavy hipped roof is made of terra cotta tiles, unusual in the Prairie style, and the dormers are capped so deep they obscure the …
Monday, May 20, 2013
I took the Frank Lloyd Wright house walk in Oak Park last weekend. Learn about the architecture and original owners of the featured homes. Today, we feature the Goodrich House by Frank Lloyd Wright.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust's House Walk was Saturday, May 18, and this week we'll be featuring one of the homes each day. The event put the spotlight on local homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries. Of the 11 spots open for touring, I was able to make six. The Goodrich home, located at 534 N. East Ave., was built in 1896. It's transitional between the Queen Anne and Prairie style for Wright. The current owners have been involved in massive restorations and renovations for years, and that includes upgrading the home to be energy efficient and planning to turn dining room into year-round porch/conservatory. More from the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust: The Goodrich House displays elements of …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Get a look inside the local homes designed by Wright and his contemporaries on May 18. See event and ticket information here.
Viewing homes as a hobby is taken to a whole new level in Oak Park, and that's because of the work of world renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The 39th annual Wright Plus house walk is returning Saturday, May 18, and tickets are on sale now for $100 or $85 for members. Buy your tickets here or call 877-848-3559. Attendees will have access to the three public buildings—the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Unity Temple and the Robie House—during Wright Plus weekend or for any regular public tour through December 31, 2013. That's in addition to eight private homes that will provide access only on May 18. For more information, go to the Wright Plus event website.
Read this blog post to find out, and learn more in an upcoming presentation at the Unity Temple.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Oak Park police reports, March 28-29.
FRIDAY, MARCH 29 Chicago police recovered a Mercedes 350E that was reported stolen from the Oak Park Tennis Club. It was found in the 9000 block of S. Drexel in Chicago and was in good condition. Someone wrote derogatory words in white paint on a Volvo in the 100 block of Forest and a bronze statue of Frank Lloyd Wright and rock in Austin Gardens. The damage was estimated at $150 for each offense. Police said it occurred between 7 p.m. March 28 and 3:50 a.m. March 29. Someone threw a paver brick at an Audi in the 900 block of Ontario, causing two scratches and $100 in damages. Two patio table/chair sets were stolen from a back yard in the 900 block of Home. The estimated loss is $2,000. Someone broke into a locked car in the 100 block …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Every week Patch profiles a luxury home for sale in the Forest Park-Oak Park-River Forest area.
Address: 636 N. East Ave., Oak Park Cost: $1.248 million Bedrooms: 5 Baths: 4 Square footage: 4,300 Sq Ft Built: 1903 Days on market: 291 This is Frank Lloyd Wright's WE Martin House, complete with Prarie details that have been preserved and restored. The house features original oak woodwark, 59 art glass windows, three Roman brick wood-burning fireplaces and an open floor plan. There's also a beautiful deck in the back with a park-like yard. See more photos of this home on Aol Real Estate.
Monday, February 4, 2013
The Frank Lloyd Wright Furbeck home in Oak Park is on the market for $949,000.
Fans of historic Oak Park architecuture will be pleased to learn that there is a new Frank Lloyd Wright home on the market. The Furbeck home, finished by Wright in 1897 for electrical contractor George Furbeck and his wife, will be selling for $949,000, according to a story on Huffington Post. The home has actually gone up in price, which is probably a sign of the real estate market rebounding in Oak Park. Still, it's down from it's orginal 2010 asking price of $1.1 million. The home is listed by Better Homes and Gardens Gloor Real Estate. You can see other homes on the market that will be shown this weekend by the company in their weekly Friday blog post here. The 3,000-foot home was designated an Oak Park Landmark in 2002. You can see …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Addition of the Dr. Charles E. Cessna house will bring total homes on the Wright Plus 2013 tour to nine.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Historical Preservation Trust has recently announced it will be adding a new home to the list of Oak Park homes included in the Wright Plus 2013 tour this spring. The addition of the Dr. Charles E. Cessna home will bring to the total number of homes on the tour to nine. This is the first time the Cessna house has been on the tour. The 39th annual Wright Plus tour will be held May 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets cost $100 for the public and $85 for trust members. You can also purchase a "fast past" which lets you cut the lines for $600. See a full list of packages available for the tour here. Other homes on the tour include: Want more stories like this? Follow us on Facebook and sign up for our newsletter:
Monday, January 21, 2013
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 …
Unity Temple, located at 875 Lake St., has been a United States National Historic Landmark since 1971.
When lightning struck and destroyed the original Unity Church building in 1905 in Oak Park, the nephew of Universalist preacher and social reformer Jenkin Lloyd Jones stepped up to the plate to help the church rebuild. His name was Frank Lloyd Wright. Unity Temple, located at 875 Lake St., is home to the local Unitarian Universalist congregation. The building was was constructed between 1906 and 1908, and has been a United States National Historic Landmark since 1971. Self-guided and group tours of Unity Temple, sponsored by the Unity Temple Restoration Foundation, are available from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students …