Bach House, 7415 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL
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Bach House Tours Available by Advance Purchase Only
Tours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.
Tours purchased for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday are subject to cancellation if the house is occupied.
Guided Interior Tour
This richly conceived yet intimately scaled residence was built in 1915 for Emil Bach, president of Chicago’s Bach Brick Co. A modification of Wright’s design for “A Fireproof House for $5000,” published in Ladies Home Journal in 1907, the Bach House was executed between Wright’s return from Europe in 1911 and his departure to Japan in 1916 to oversee construction of the Imperial Hotel. In contrast to the expansive, open Prairie houses Wright designed prior to his European sojourn, the Bach House is strongly centered and self-contained. While adopting the vocabulary of Wright’s Prairie house, the Bach House looks toward future stylistic directions in Wright’s work, in its contained geometry, efficient scale, and distinctive window designs.
Length: 45 minutes
NOTE: Children under the age of 8 are not permitted on interior tours.
Tour and Ticket Information
Entry into the Bach House is by guided tour only.
Advance tickets are required.
Purchase tickets online or call our box office at 312.994.4000.
Day-of tickets may be purchased online or over the phone up to 60 minutes prior to final tour of the day.
All guests, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
Children under 8 are not permitted on tours.
Strollers are not permitted inside the Bach House.
eTickets and phone sales ticket orders must be presented and validated at the Emil Bach House before admission.
Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.
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The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust welcomes all guests. We recognize the diverse needs of our audience and offer accessible programming to enable guests to explore the powerful aesthetic experiences of authentic Wright sites, preserved to Wright’s original design vision.
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