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Wright In The Region Day Trips

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From luxurious mansions built for the rich in the 1800s to practical homes for the 1950s middle class, a series of day trips sponsored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust in and around Chicago; Springfield, Ill.; and Milwaukee explore the evolution of residential architecture in the Midwest. Get all the details after the jump... • From Prairie Avenue to the Prairie Style, Friday, April 1, celebrates the evolution of Chicago’s residential architecture. Visit the Glessner...




 

 

Screen Shot 2016-02-29 at 7.30.56 AMFrom luxurious mansions built for the rich in the 1800s to practical homes for the 1950s middle class, a series of day trips sponsored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust in and around Chicago; Springfield, Ill.; and Milwaukee explore the evolution of residential architecture in the Midwest. Get all the details after the jump...


• From Prairie Avenue to the Prairie Style, Friday, April 1, celebrates the evolution of Chicago’s residential architecture. Visit the Glessner House and Nickerson Mansion, home to the Driehaus Collection of Fine and Decorative Arts and current host of Dressing Downton, a showcase of costumes and jewelry from hit series Downton Abbey. Guests will conclude the day with After Hours at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House in Hyde Park. For more information, visit here.
 
• The Evolution of a Community—Howard Van Doren Shaw and Frank Lloyd Wright in Lake Forest, Thursday, April 21, takes guests to Chicago’s North Shore to see the town architect Howard Van Doren Shaw helped build. Explore Van Doren Shaw’s personal summer retreat, Ragdale, and enjoy lunch at his 1916 Market Square, the first planned shopping district in the country. Compare Van Doren Shaw’s work with Wright’s privately owned and beautifully restored Usonian masterpiece, the Herbert F. Glore House.  For more information, visit here.

• Wright and a Home for Every American—Milwaukee’s American System-Built Homes, Tuesday May 3. Tour two of Frank Lloyd Wright’s American System-Built Homes. Visit the fully restored Model B1 home and the Model C Two-Flat duplex, currently undergoing restoration, and learn how Wright aspired to offer affordable, aesthetic housing to the public. Guests will also see Wright’s Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. For more information, visit here.
 
• Wright’s Pride of the Prairie—Dana House and Millikin Place, Thursday, June 16 visits the Susan Lawrence Dana House, in Springfield, Ill., Frank Lloyd Wright’s first “blank check” commission. Spend time in the Prairie style community of Millikin Place in Decatur, including a rare tour of the privately owned Edward P. Irving House, another Wright design. For more information, visit here.
 
All trips include snacks, lunch and transportation. For more information visit flwright.org.

Images via the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust website


 

 

 
 
 

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