Day 204: Visit Frank Lloyd Wright homes

March 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), the famous architect and womanizer, lived in the western Chicago suburb of Oak Park, and designed and built the highest concentration of his homes in that neighborhood. You may know Wright from his most famous design, Falling Water (which is located in Pennsylvania, not Illinois).

Growing up, Stephanie wanted to be architect and owned a library full of books depicting Frank Lloyd Wright designs. That is why with her family in town, we decided to drive out to Oak Park and see the homes first hand.

Here are the photos:

Steph in front of Wright's home and studio.

Arthur B. Heurtley, built 1902

Mrs. Thomas H. Gale, built 1909

Peter A. Beachy, built 1906

Frank W. Thomas, built 1901

Edward R. Hills, built 1906

Nathan G. Moore, built 1923

Walter G. Hale, built 1893

Even though it was a very cold day to be walking around outside looking at homes, the awesome architecture was well worth braving the elements. To conclude, here is a picture of me in front of the birth home of Ernest Hemingway, who happened to be born right around the corner from Wright’s studio:

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