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Oak Park’s annual Frank Lloyd Wright housewalk returns in May with four new sites

The 10-site lineup includes bonus access to Chicago’s iconic Robie House and Rookery Building

Photos by James Caulfield, courtesy of Frank Lloyd Wright Trust

This spring, admirers of Frank Lloyd Wright will once again get a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the work of the famed architect and his early 20th century contemporaries at the annual Wright Plus housewalk set for Saturday, May 18.

Organized by the nonprofit Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, this year’s highly anticipated event features ten sites in the Oak Park historic district—four of which are making their Wright Plus debut. The lineup includes eight meticulously maintained historic residences plus the landmarked Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and the masterfully restored Unity Temple.

Ticket holders are also granted basic admission through the end of the year at two of Wright’s most notable Chicago works: the Frederick C. Robie House in Hyde Park and the Rookery Building in the Loop’s Financial District.

It pays to book as early as possible. Wright aficionados have through February 28 to secure tickets at a discounted rate of $90 or $80 for FLW Trust members. Pricing will increase by $5 to $10 each month on a tiered schedule. A limited number of priority access fast passes are also available.

Here’s a quick rundown of this year’s lineup:

Francis J. Woolley House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1893).
William G. Fricke House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1901).
William E. Martin House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1903).
Barrett C. Andrews House (Tallmadge & Watson, 1906).
George D. Webb House (Henry K. Holsman, 1910).
George L. Smith House (John S. Van Bergen, 1914).
Ernest P. Waud House (Tallmadge & Watson, 1914).
Ashley B. Smith House (Robert E. Seyfarth, ca. 1925).
Wright Home and Studio (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1889/1898).
Unity Temple (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1905-08).