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Wright Sites in Illinois

Frank Lloyd Wright worked for the architectural firm of Adler & Sullivan in Chicago, Illinois from 1888 to 1893. During his time with the firm, he worked on a number of projects, including the Auditorium Building, the Wainwright Building, and the Gage Building.

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Wright’s work with Adler & Sullivan was a formative experience for him. He learned a great deal about the craft of architecture from Louis Sullivan, and he also developed his own unique style. Wright’s Prairie School style, which emphasized horizontal lines and organic forms, was a direct result of his work with Adler & Sullivan.

Going Solo

After leaving Adler & Sullivan, Wright continued to work in Chicago. He designed a number of important buildings, including the Robie House and Unity Temple. He also began to experiment with new materials and technologies, such as reinforced concrete and glass.

Wright’s work had a profound impact on American architecture. He is considered one of the most important architects of the 20th century, and his ideas continue to influence architects around the world.

Featured Illinois Sites

Moore House

Moore House (1895)

Born in Cherry Tree, Pennsylvania on January 26, 1853 to a minister and his wife, Nathan Grier Moore was, at various times in his life,

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Bradley House

Bradley House (1900)

The world is filled with ironies; one of the strangest being a little known fact that I ran across this morning while researching this story:

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The Rookery (1905)

Originally constructed in 1888, the Rookery Office Building is the oldest remaining high-rise in Chicago and was built by Daniel H. Burnham & J. W.

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Hoyt House exterior

P.D. Hoyt House (1906)

The Hoyt House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and constructed in 1906. P.D. Hoyt introduced Wright to the Gridleys in Batavia, who commissioned a

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Unity Temple

Unity Temple (1906)

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;

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Illinois Sites by Date

1889 – Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio
1892 – Charnley-Persky House
1892 – Thomas Gale House
1892 – Robert Parker House
1892 – Warren McArthur House
1892 – George Blossom House 
1892 – Robert Emmond House 
1893 – Walter Gale House 
1893 – Francis Wooley House
1894 – Winslow House
1893 – Irving Clark House 
1893 – Peter Goan House 
1894 – Frederick Bagley House 
1894 – Robert Roloson Row Houses
1895 – Waller Apartments
1895 – Chauncey Williams House 
1895 – Nathan Moore House
1895 – Harrison Young House
1895 – Francisco Terrace
1896 – George Smith House
1896 – Harry Goodrich House
1896 – Charles E Roberts House 
1897 – Isadore Heller House
1897 – Rollin Furbeck House
1897 – George Furbeck House 
1899 – Edward C. Waller House Site
1900 – William Adams House
1900 – Stephen Foster House
1900 – B Harley Bradley House
1900 – Warren Hickox House 
1900 – Dana-Thomas House
1901 – Henderson House
1901 – Ward Willits House
1901 – Davenport House 
1901 – Frank Thomas House 
1901 – William Fricke House
1902 – Arthur Heurtley House 
1902 – William Martin House
1902 – A.W. Herbert House 
1902 – A.W. Herbert Properties 
1902 – Francis W Little House 
1903 – Warren Freeman House 
1903 – Walser House 
1903 – Lincoln Center 
1904 – Edwin Cheney House
1905 – Lawrence Memorial Library 
1905 – Frank L Smith Bank
1905 – E-Z Polish Factory
1905 – The Rookery Lobby
1905 – Mary Adams House 
1905 – William Glasner House 
1905 – Hiram Baldwin House
1905 – Charles A Brown House 
1906 – George Millard House
1906 – Frederick Nicholas House
1906 – Pettit Memorial Chapel
1906 – P.D. Hoyt House 
1906 – Gridley House
1906 – River Forest Tennis Club 
1906 – Peter Beachy House 
1906 – Hills-DeCaro House
1906 – Unity Temple
1907 – Ferdanand Tomek House 
1907 – Fabyan Villa 
1907 – Stephen Hunt House
1908 – Raymond Evans House 
1908 – Isabel Roberts House 
1908 – Avery Coonley House
1909 – Ingalls House 
1909 – Laura Gale House 
1909 – William Copeland House
1909 – Frederick Robie House
1909 – Frank Baker House 
1910 – Edward Irving House 
1911 – Walter Gerts House 
1911 – Oscar Balch House
1912 – Coonley Playhouse
1912 – William Greene House
1913 – Harry Adams House
1915 – Emil Bach House
1915 – Sherman Booth Cottage 
1915 – Edmund Brigham House 
1915 – Sherman Booth House 
1915 – Charles Perry House 
1915 – Gilfillan House 
1915 – Frank B Finch House 
1915 – Compton House
1916 – O’Connor House 
1916 – Hanney and Son House 
1916 – Ellis House 
1916 – Vanderkloot Bungalow 
1917 – Burhans-Ellinwood & Co Model House 
1917 – Howard Hyde House 
1920 – James B Irving House 
1940 – LLoyd Lewis House 
1949 – Kenneth Laurent House 
1950 – Robert Muirhead Farmhouse
1950 – John O. Carr House
1951 – Herbert Glore House 
1954 – Louis B. Frederick House
1957 – Al Borah House
1959 – Allan Friedman House 

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Yvonne Carpenter-Ross

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Architecture and home design have always fascinated me. As a young girl I enjoyed drawing floor plans, rearranging my parent’s furniture and playing with Lincoln Logs and Legos.  My passion has always been the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Since I have been old enough to drive a car, I have visited Frank Lloyd Wright homes in the Chicagoland area and attended the Wright Plus house walks. Now, as co-owners of Northern Sky Designs, my husband & I are able to combine our website design skills and FLW travels to bring you this website! Enjoy!

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