Chicago is famous for many things, especially its architecture. The Chicago area was home to architecture icons such as Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe and Daniel Burnham, but perhaps none has remained quite as iconic as Frank Lloyd Wright. Every Friday night during the month of April starting next week, Chicago will be treated to a night on the town courtesy of the brilliant architect.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust has graciously opened the doors to the beautiful Robie house after hours from 5-8 P.M. every Friday in April. Wright's Robie House was named one of the American Association of Architects' most important buildings of the 20th century. The majestic home, designed for Frederick C. Robie in 1908, not only cemented Wright's name as an American Architecture great, but also spawned an entirely new, and entirely American, style of home design. Widely recognized as the quintessential example of the Prairie School of design, Robie House resides in Chicago's picturesque Hyde Park neighborhood, home of the University of Chicago, Chicago Theological Seminary, President Obama, and the site of the 1893 World's Fair, Jackson Park.
Enter the dreams of every architecture buff by spending a spring Chicago evening in this gorgeous home, accompanied by an acoustic jazz combo, beverages, and hors d'oeuvres. Take advantage of the chance to explore all of the Robie House's private spaces and majestic balconies. A night spent in this iconic house is a walk through history.
The Robie house is located at 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave in Chicago. The event is $30 for Frank Lloyd Wright Trust members and $35 for non-members. Advanced reservations are recommended. Make your reservation at flwright.org.