Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio


Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

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name = Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
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location = Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA
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lat_degrees = 41
lat_minutes = 53
lat_seconds = 10
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 87
long_minutes = 47
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built =1889
architect =Frank Lloyd Wright
architecture = Shingle Style
designated= January 07, 1976cite web|url=http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=1225&ResourceType=Building
title=Wright, Frank Lloyd, Home and Studio|accessdate=2008-07-20|work=National Historic Landmark summary listing|publisher=National Park Service
]
added = September 14, 1972 [ [http://www.nr.nps.gov/nrloc1.htm NRIS Database] , National Register of Historic Places, retrieved January 25, 2007.]
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governing_body = Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust
The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio at 951 Chicago Avenue in Oak Park, Illinois, has been restored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust to its appearance in 1909, the last year Frank Lloyd Wright lived there with his family. cite book |last= Abernathy |first= Ann |coauthors= John G. Thorpe |title= The Oak Park Home and Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright |publisher= The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust |year= (1988) |month=pp.4, 5, 33, 44, 46. |id= ISBN 0-945635-00-1 ] Frank Lloyd Wright purchased the property and built the home in 1889 with a $5,000 loan from his employer Louis Sullivan. He was 22 at the time, and newly wed to Catherine Tobin. The Wrights raised six children in the home. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 and declared a National Historic Landmark four years later. [http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=1225&ResourceType=Building Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio] , NHL Database, National Historic Landmarks Program. Retrieved 20 February 2007.]

History

. Robert C. Twombly, [http://books.google.com/books?id=KSA1HTTU-eMC&pg=PA153&ots=z44gS3FS3G&dq=richard+bock+sculptor&ie=ISO-8859-1&sig=9OviGMQe_XHZwP0mQ0ZrgcF3E0g "Frank Lloyd Wright: His Life and His Architecture"] . Consulted on August 14, 2007. ] After 1909, the Studio was converted into a residence for his wife and the younger children. Later on, the Home and Studio became an apartment building. In 1974, the structure was acquired by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the 13-year restoration began.fact|date=February 2007

The Home and Studio was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976, and has received the American Institute of Architects' National Honor Award.fact|date=February 2007 It is owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and has been restored, maintained, and operated as a museum by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust. Every May, the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust hosts a housewalk of the home and studio and various private homes.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Home and Studio is located in one of three historic districts of Oak Park, Illinois. It is specifically found in the Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture Historic District, which includes 27 Wright-designed structures as well as other historical and architecturally significant buildings.

The Ginkgo Tree Bookshop is currently located in the East end of the building, named after a large ginkgo tree just outside.

culptures

Wright asked his sculptor friend Richard Bock to do the sculptures on display, including the figures by the main entrance called "the boulders" and the stork capitals in the loggia. Carla Lind, [http://books.google.com/books?id=D83181Xu1T8C&pg=PA53&ots=tjIa_rdfsM&dq=richard+bock+sculptor&ie=ISO-8859-1&sig=1rxB4MpufL9rpNfji8Xr8lWF818 "Frank Lloyd Wright's Furnishings"] . Consulted on August 14, 2007. ] The stork capitals were designed by the architect Marion Mahony Griffin, who worked in Wright's studio. The capital signifies the tree of life, the book of knowledge, an architectural scroll, and two storks full of wisdom and fertility. The boulders show human rising up from the earth. Bock also created a statue of Wright's son John, which used to be in the drafting studio.

See also

*Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy
*Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture Historic District
*List of Frank Lloyd Wright works, chronological list of houses, commercial buildings and other works by Frank Lloyd Wright.
*List of Frank Lloyd Wright works by location (covering 4 countries and 36 states in America.)

References

External links

* [http://wrightplus.org The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust]
* [http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=pphhphoto&fileName=il/il0300/il0317/photos/browse.db&action=browse&recNum=0&title2=Frank%20Lloyd%20Wright%20Home%20%26%20Studio,%20428%20Forest%20Avenue%20%26%20951%20Chicago%20Avenue,%20Oak%20Park,%20Cook%20County,%20IL&displayType=1&itemLink=D?hh:4:./temp/~pp_rmM9:: Archive photographs]


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