Wright Welcome! Home & Studio

Oak Park, Illinois is home to the world's largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings and houses, with 25 structures built between 1889 and 1913. It was in our village that Wright developed and perfected his signature Prairie Style architecture, emphasizing the use of interior light and open spaces in low, earth-hugging buildings. His designs changed the course of 20th century architecture. Many of the Wright houses and buildings in Oak Park and River Forest are registered National Historic Landmarks.
We invite you to look at the individual houses and buildings in Oak Park, or take a "walking" Photo Tour of the Wright architecture in Oak Park. (A frames-capable web browser required; if you are reading this, then you need to upgrade to a more recent version of your browser.)
The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Foundation sponsors many "Wright" events each month, and offers daily walking tours of the Wright Houses in Oak Park. One highlight is the annual Wright Plus Housewalk scheduled next year for May 20, 2000.
The Guide to Frank Lloyd Wright & Prarire School Architecture in Oak Park by Paul E. Sprague, published 1986 by the Village of Oak Park, is an excellent reference about Wright's architecture and houses in Oak Park. The commentary and descriptions of the Wright designed residential properties featured on this site are frequently excerpted from this text.

The Sprague Guide, and many other Wright inspired and related items, can be obtained from the Home & Studio Foundation Museum Catalog, or drop by one the Foundation's Museum Book and Gift Shops.

The "Wright in Oak Park" website and its photo tours are part of the Oak Park Tourist, and are not connected with nor sponsored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Foundation.

Guided Tours of the Home & Studio
951 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302

Dates & Times
  • Monday through Friday at 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM to 4 PM.
  • Group tours are available - call (708) 848-1976
Admission Fee:

  • $8 for adults
  • $6 for youth (18 and under) and seniors (65 and over)

Visitors entering the Studio Annex

Touring on the Web

Wright in Oak Park

-  Walking Tour (Frames)
-  Brief Biography
-  Wright Events
-  Gift Shop
-  Home &Studio Catalog
-  Prairie Style Artisans
-  Wright Sites on the Web

Photo Tour (Public Access)

-  Home & Studio
-  Unity Temple
-  Nathan Moore Home
-  Bust of Wright
-  Horse Show Fountain

Photo Tour (Private Properties)

-  Harry Adams
-  Oscar Balch
-  Peter Beachy
-  Bootleg Houses
-  Edward Cheney
-  William H. Copeland
-  William Fricke
-  George Furbeck
-  Rollin Furbeck
-  Mrs. T. H. Gale
-  Thomas Gale
-  Walter Gale
-  Harry Goodrich
-  Arthur Heurtley
-  Edward Hills
-  William Martin
-  Nathan Moore
-  Robert Parker
-  Charles Roberts
-  Roberts Stable
-  George Smith
-  Frank Thomas
-  Francis Woolley
-  H. P. Young

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Comments to FLW@oprf.com. Updated November 9, 1998
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