Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture, Oak Park
These homes were designed between 1889 and 1913 by Frank Lloyd Wright.1031 West Chicago Avenue (1893)1027 West Chicago Avenue (1892)1019 West Chicago Avenue (1892)1030 West Superior Street (1893)400 North Forest Avenue (1883/ remodeled in 1909)333 North Forest Avenue (1895/1923)318 North Forest Avenue (1902)313 North Forest Avenue (1906/1977)6 Elizabeth Court (1909)238 North Forest Avenue (1906)210 North Forest Avenue (1901)404 Home Avenue (1898)611 North Kenilworth Avenue (1911)334 North Kenilworth Avenue (1870/1895)Lake and Oak Park (1909/rebuilt and relocated 1969)710 Augusta Avenue (1913)321 North Euclid Avenue (1879/1896)317 North Euclid Avenue ((1896 remodeling)223 North Euclid Avenue (1897)
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
Frank Lloyd Wright's Home & Studio has been restored to the way it was in 1909 when Wright used it as a testing ground for his latest ideas. This site was his personal residence for the first 20 years of his career.
Prairie Architectural Style
This style features a large central chimney, low pitched roof, wide eaves and banded windows. Stucco or brick were most commonly used with bands of wood trim at the base, windows and roof edge.Examples of this style are:318 Forest Avenue "1902" Architect: Arthur Heurtley603 Edgewood Place "1908" Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright559 Edgewood Place "1910" Architect: William Drummond562 Keystone Avenue "1909" Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright628 Bonnie Brae Place "1909" Architect: William Gray Purcell238 Forest Avenue "1906" Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright210 Forest Avenue "1901" Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright231 North Euclid Avenue "1907" Architect: Robert C Spencer636 Linden Avenue "1914" Architect: Tallmadge & Watson636 North East Avenue "1903" Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright504 North East Avenue "1909" Architect: Tallmadge & Watson540 Fair Oaks Avenue "1901" Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright426, 432, 436 North Elmwood Avenue "1913/1914" Architect: John S Van Bergen
Queen Anne Architectural Style
The Queen Anne features an irregular plan and various surface materials including stone, wood, and brick. The steeply pitched roof often has turrets and gables. Other common features are bay windows and a wrap-around porch.Examples of this style are:209 Forest Avenue "1893" Architect: George Hayden210 Home Avenue "1892" Architect: Patton & Fisher339 North Oak Park Avenue "1890" Architect: Wesley Arnold115 North Oak Park Avenue "1893" Architect: Patton & Fisher
Arts & Crafts Architectural Styles
Compact, efficient interior plans; long sloping roof lines with dormers are come of the characteristics. Stucco, fieldstone and shingles are the general materials used.Examples of this style are:410 North Kenilworth "1908" Architect: Edwin Ehrman454 West Iowa Street "1905" Architect: Lawrence Buck641 South Elmwood Avenue "1917"Architect: E E Roberts
Shingle Architectural Style
The shingle style evolved from the Queen Anne and features a unified shingle surface. The roof may be hipped, gable or gambrel. Sheltered porches and verandas allow the interior space to continue to flow.Examples of this style are:428 Forest Avenue "1889"Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright404 Home Avenue "1898" Architect: Frank Lloyd WrightLake & Scoville "1889" Architect: Patton & Fisher
Stick Architectural Styles
The Stick style is expressed through vertical and horizontal wood strips on the exterior filled with clapboard and shingles in various textures.Examples of this style are:308 North Kenilworth Avenue "1886" Architect: George Pratt209 South Grove Avenue "1887" Architect: Cicero Hine321 North Euclid Avenue "1879" Architect: Burnham & Root
Italianate Architectural Styles
Italianate houses have tall, narrow windows, belvederes (towers), balconies, and verandas. Decorative brackets are located under the low-pitched roofs.Examples of this style are:299 North Forest Avenue "1881" Architect: Henderson Judd511 Edgewood Place "1858"344 Keystone Avenue "1880"
Revival Architectural Styles
These styles include Colonial Revival, Tudor, Neoclassical, Renaissance, French and Spanish Revival.Examples of these styles are:312 North Kenilworth Avenue "1905" Architect: W H Gale727 Keystone Avenue "1915" Architect: Spencer & Powers838 Franklin Avenue "1924" Architect: Tallmadge & Watson
Unity Temple was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1905 for a Unitarian Universalist congregation. The concrete was used as structural and decorative material. Wood trim was used throughout the building in the balconies, around columns, and up the stairwells. Unity Temple was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1971.
Walking tours of the historic district and some buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Historic Pleasant House
The Pleasant Home, also known as the John Farson House is a Prairie-style home, built in 1897 by George W. Maher. Pleasant Home allows visitors to learn about the history and architecture of the early 20th century.