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Explore Frank Lloyd Wright's Chicago This Summer

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by Eric last modified May 20, 2016

Frank Lloyd Wright made his indelible mark in the Chicago area, where he lived and worked for the first 20 years of his career. As the gateway to Wright’s Chicago, the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust offers a variety of tours this season that survey the groundbreaking architect’s most important buildings. Get all the details after the jump... The Wright Around Chicago guided bus tour features the best of Frank Lloyd Wright in Chicago and Oak...




 

 

Rookery3-M72dpiFrank Lloyd Wright made his indelible mark in the Chicago area, where he lived and worked for the first 20 years of his career. As the gateway to Wright’s Chicago, the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust offers a variety of tours this season that survey the groundbreaking architect’s most important buildings. Get all the details after the jump...

The Wright Around Chicago guided bus tour features the best of Frank Lloyd Wright in Chicago and Oak Park, Illinois. The Pedal Oak Park guided bicycle tour stops at 21 Wright-designed structures in the Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture Historic District in Oak Park. The Bach House guided interior tour is a chance to examine details in a meticulously restored Wright House in Chicago.
 
The popular Wright Around Chicago bus tour returns this year with an additional day and a new itinerary. In addition to visits to The Rookery lobby, which Wright remodeled in 1905, and Wright’s Oak Park Home and Studio, this year’s guided bus tour will include a comprehensive tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture Historic District in Oak Park. The group will stop for lunch at Winberie’s, a popular Oak Park restaurant before heading to Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood to see Wright’s masterpiece, the Frederick C. Robie House.
 
• Tour starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday, June 1 to Oct. 26 at The Rookery Building, 209 S. LaSalle St., Chicago. (No tours on Monday, July 4 or Sept. 5.)

• A ticket to the Wright Around Chicago guided bus tour is $150 and $125 for Frank Lloyd Wright Trust members. For information and tickets, follow the link or call 312.994.4000.

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Pedal Oak Park is a two-hour, fact-filled guided bicycle tour. Guests may bring their own bicycles. If a bike is needed, one will be provided at no additional cost.
 
• Pedal Oak Park, 9:30 a.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, June 3 to Sept. 30, begins and ends at Greenline Wheels, 105 S. Marion St., Oak Park.

• A ticket for the Pedal Oak Park guided bicycle tour is $35 and $30 for Frank Lloyd Wright Trust members. Tickets can be purchased by following the link; at the Home and Studio Museum Shop, 951 Chicago Ave.; or call 312.994.4000.

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Step inside one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s more intimate homes on the tour of the Emil Bach House in Chicago. Meticulously restored to its original 1915 appearance by Harboe Architects, the Emil Bach House is open for public tours, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays, through September 29, 2016.
 
Tours are $12 for adults, $10 for students, seniors and active military. For more information, follow the link or call 312.994.4000.

Image Credits: The Rookery Light Court (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1905) in downtown Chicago is the first stop on the Wright Around Chicago guided bus tour. Courtesy of Frank Lloyd Wright Trust.
 
The Pedal Oak Park guided bicycle tour stops at the Frank Thomas House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1901), one of 21 Wright buildings on the tour. Courtesy of Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. Photographer: Jessica Burton
 
The Emil Bach House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1915) in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. Photographer: James Caulfield


 

 

 
 
 

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