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Hickox House (1900)

Hickox House

Built in 1900, this house is one of two homes built in Kankakee by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Bradley House, located next door to the Hickox House, is open for tours. (This page may contain affiliate links. See our disclosure about affiliate links here.)   Tours The Hickox home is privately owned, but the Bradley […]

George Smith House (1898)

George Smith House

The George Smith House last sold in March of 2023.  View the listing on Zillow here. Photo Credit: “George W. Smith House” by Teemu008 is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. Wright’s Early Career Historic Oak Park, Illinois boasts 23 structures either designed or remodeled by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Of those 23, one is his original home and […]

Thomas Gale House (1892)

Thomas Gale House

The Thomas Gale House is a historic house located on Chicago Avenue in Oak Park, Illinois. It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1892 and is one of his earliest works. The house is a Queen Anne style structure with a high-pitched roof, octagonal dormers, and a bay window. It is made of wooden […]

Charnley-Persky House (1892)

James Charnley House

The Charnley-Persky House was designed by Louis Sullivan but we’ve included it on this website because of Sullivan’s influence on Wright and Wright was a junior draftsman for Sullivan at the time. The houses is also part of the Illinois Frank Lloyd Wright Trail. There is also a Louis Sullivan designed home located near Wright’s […]

Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio (1889)

Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio

A hulking, massive and somewhat odd structure that seems almost cobbled together from large geometric shapes, the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio really represents what might be considered a testing ground for Wright’s inventive and imaginative genius that was developed over a period of some twenty years in his early career. This was the […]

Emil Bach House (1915)

Emil Bach House

The Emil Bach House is a Prairie style house in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, United States that was designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The house was built in 1915 for an admirer of Wright’s work, Emil Bach, the co-owner of the Bach Brick Company. The Bach House is one of the […]

William B. Greene House (1912)

Greene House exterior

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Frank Lloyd Wright had already designed homes for clients in New York, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa and Wisconsin. He also had designed numerous homes in Illinois; most of those were located in Chicago, River Forest and Oak Park, but Wright also began to attain clients in the wealthy suburbs […]

Robie House (1909)

Robie House

Of the approximately 500 structures designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, about 400 of them were actually built. Of that number, the state of Illinois contains more than any other state in the Union. And the majority of those buildings are located in either Chicago or Oak Park, with a number of others in the northern […]

Fabyan Villa

Fabyan Villa

It is incredibly easy to drive either in to or out of Geneva along Route 31 without ever really noticing the stately but aging and decaying flagstone wall that runs for several hundred yards along the east side of the road just south of town, let alone take a moment or two to ponder what […]

Unity Temple (1906)

Unity Temple

Photo Credit: “Unity Temple” by Teemu008 is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. During the very late 1800s, Frank Lloyd Wright became increasingly innovative in terms of his architectural style; this period was the beginning of what came to be known as Wright’s Prairie style. Inspired by the low and mostly flat landscape of the Midwest, the Prairie style home, […]