Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Premium Frank Lloyd Wright Tour: Oct. 1 only

Racine Art Museum Premium Frank Lloyd Wright Tour

For $65, you can tour the Showhouse, the SC Johnson Great Workroom, Wingspread, and see a showing of the film "Frank Lloyd Wright's Wingspread" at the Golden Rondelle. Call the Racine Art Museum, (262) 638-8300 for ticket information

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Abraham Lincoln Center

The Abraham Lincoln Center 700 E. Oakwood Boulevard, Chicago

Frank Lloyd Wright designed this building for his uncle the Reverend Jenkin Lloyd Jones. The building was to contain an auditorium, meeting rooms, offices, a kitchen, living quarters and street level shops. Wright produced designs and models for his uncle. The uncle and Wright quarreled over the design. In 1902 Wright turned the project over to Dwight Perkins and wrote on the blueprints "bldg. completed over protest of architect" The center was opened in 1905.

John Lloyd Wright claims that the original design for this building should be dated 1888, and was his fathers first architectural work.

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Saturday, September 18, 2004

The Wescot House by Frank Lloyd Wright

Westcott House Grand Opening

Save the dates," says John Zukowsky, director of the Westcott House Foundation. Circle Sept. 17-18, 2005, on the calendar. Then plan to attend the grand opening of the restored Westcott House at the corner of East High Street and Greenmount Avenue in Springfield, Ohio. The festivities will mark completion of a five-year, $3 million-plus project to take the house back to its original design.


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Friday, September 17, 2004

16th annual Edgewater housewalk

Edgewater Historical Society

Twin homes on the tour designed by the noted architect Walter Burley Griffin will be among the nine vintage residences open for touring on Sunday during a housewalk in the Edgewater neighborhood. The homes are in an area developed in the 1890s called Magnolia Glen.

Griffin was the construction supervisor for many of Frank Lloyd Wright's early designs, notes the Landmarks Division of the Chicago Department of Planning and Development.
Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tours begin at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1244 W. Thorndale. Tickets are $20.

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Welcome to the Chicagoland Wright Blog

Information on Frank Lloyd Wright Homes in greater Chicagoland

Growing up in Chicago's Austin neighborhood I saw my first Wright homes from my bicycle. These were in neighboring Oak Park. As a young boy I thought they were wierd. I also remember that adults spoke about them with respect. I liked them because they were different.

Today the wright homes are a hobby. In my travels I always palan my route so I can visit another house.

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