Type: Architecture, Historic Sites
Frank Lloyd Wright made his enduring mark in the Chicago area where he lived and worked for the first 20 years of his career. The Hyde Park neighborhood is home to Wright's masterpiece, the Frederick... Read More
Frank Lloyd Wright made his enduring mark in the Chicago area where he lived and worked for the first 20 years of his career. The Hyde Park neighborhood is home to Wright's masterpiece, the Frederick C. Robie House, one of the best examples of the visionary architect's organic Prairie-style design. Robie House boasts characteristic horizontal lines, stained-glass windows, earthy tones and balconies. Apparently Wright was an eco-friendly architect since he designed the rooms to be energy efficient by keeping out direct sunlight yet allowing enough light in to keep rooms from growing too dark. The concept was radical and inspired for 1910, and it's still packing in the tourists and design buffs.
- Tours: Thu-Mon 10:30am-3pm
- Museum Shop: Thu-Mon 9:30am-4:30pm; Tue-Wed 10am-5pm
- Adult $18; Senior $15; Student $15; Military $15; Child (4-17) $15; Child (3 and under) Free
- Historic Sites: "Take some time to explore Hyde Park's diverse dining scene."
- Best for Historic Sites Because: Wright's architectural approach was radical for its time and the Frederick C. Robie House is a magnificent example of the open, flowing and freeing design.