Although often associated with high-cost, over-budget commissions and wealthy clients, some of Wright’s most revolutionary designs addressed the needs of entire communities. We travel to Milwaukee to explore Wright’s answer to the affordable yet aesthetic housing, the American System-Built Home, by touring the fully restored Model B1 home.

The group will remain in Milwaukee to visit the privately-owned Frederick Bogk House. Built in 1917, the interior reveals an impressive open floor plan while the exterior features a monolithic façade and concrete ornamentation, alluding to Unity Temple and the Imperial Hotel.  

After lunch tour the landmark SC Johnson Administration Building (1936) in Racine and see the innovative Frank Lloyd Wright-designed workspaces that transformed the company. Famous for its dramatic columns resembling lily pads in the spacious Great Workroom, the Administration Building has been celebrated as one of the top 25 buildings of the twentieth century. Glimpse more as you visit the neighboring Research Tower (1944), opened again to the public in 2013 after an extensive restoration.

Trip includes lunch and transportation.

A rich variety of buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright over the course of his remarkable 72-year career are found just a short drive from Chicago. Wright in the Region Day Trips offer an enjoyable touring experience, with exclusive access to celebrated Wright landmarks in the Midwest.

Date:

Monday, May 18, 2020

Time:

7 am - 5 pm, depart from the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, 951 Chicago Ave, Oak Park

Admission:

$215 General, $195 Trust members

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