951 Chicago Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

Construction date: documented 1889*

Current name:

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio


Frank Lloyd Wright


Shingle Style, Prairie School

Open to the public:

Yes.   Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
(312) 994-4000
Tours daily 9 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Historical Summary:

The original home was constructed in 1889 and has an 1895 playroom addition. The studio was built in 1898 and remodeled by Wright in 1911, converting the studio into living quarters for his family and the home into rental property, adding a garage and apartment. The building was restored to its 1909 appearance between 1974-1987. See attached Historic Landmark nomination report.

Significant Owner(s):

FLW Home and Studio


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : National Historic Landmark, 1976 / FLW-Prairie School Historic District
Designated at Local level : Oak Park Historic Landmark, 1996 / FLW-Prairie School Historic District

Rating or Rank:


Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 2-story museum in the Shingle Style with Prairie School influences built in 1889. The building is irregular in plan. The structural system is masonry. The foundation is poured concrete. Exterior walls are historic wood shingles. The building has a gable roof clad in wood shingles. There is one center, exterior, brick chimney and one side left, exterior, brick chimney. Windows are original stained glass, Geometric pattern-light casements. There is a single-story, full-width veranda with side wall brick posts. Open verandas with side wall on Forest and Chicago facades.

* Date source: Village of Oak Park building permit archives.

Description generated by RuskinARC.