17 Replies Latest reply: Dec 3, 2015 2:22 PM by mikesonacatalina RSS

Frank Lloyd Wright's Eastern homes

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We visited the lovely village of Oak Park IL last September and toured Frank Lloyd Wright's museum and some of the beautiful homes that he designed in that neighborhood.

 

What struck me was the attention to detail, even in the window casings, and the design elements taken from native American symbols, as well as architectural touches that still influence designers today.

 

The museum tour is for a fee (a nominal one) but anyone can walk the blocks and see the exterior of these homes for free!

 

Absolutely fantastic and well worth a short drive north from Chicago.

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  • Re: Frank Lloyd Wright's Eastern homes
    jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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    SS,

     

    Did not know anything about this!

     

    Having spent 100's of trips to Chicago, this will be one of my first stops on my next trip.

     

    On the TW tour they kept talking about how great Chicago is, now I know why.

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    • Re: Frank Lloyd Wright's Eastern homes
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      Also visit Northwestern U if you can--a beautiful campus and not that far from these places.

       

      PS--we have one FLW house on the point here in Carmel, when you come out we can check it out!

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      • Re: Frank Lloyd Wright's Eastern homes
        jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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        SS,

         

        Never been to Northwestern U. 

         

        I had a similar situation that The Professor had on my last trip to Chicago at Miracle Mile Marriott.  Sort of said "I was done for awhile with Chicago", but am thinking more about going back.  By the way, this tour boat on the Chicago River took me on an "Architecture tour" of Chicago.  It was a lot of fun and most interesting.  Here are a few photo's from The First Lady.  The last picture is the new Trump Tower.

         

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        • Re: Frank Lloyd Wright's Eastern homes
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          We also did the river tour and highly recommend it!

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  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Eastern homes
    nuhusker Platinum 2 Reviews
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    Oak Park has a great Marriott too.

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    • Re: Frank Lloyd Wright's Eastern homes
      jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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      SS,

       

      Thanks for the invite, and information!  Use to work out of Palatine and have stayed many years ago in Oak Park.  Thanks again!

       

      By the way, I got the GC YouTube!  Thanks for that as well! 

       

      So many places to see, so little time!

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    • Frank Lloyd Wright's Eastern homes
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      forgot that thanks

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  • Re: Frank Lloyd Wright's Eastern homes
    painedplatinum Platinum 2 Reviews
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    You left coasters need to get a better compass. If you're looking for Eastern Frank Lloyd Wright you'll need to take a short ride from Pittsburgh. That's where you'll find Fallingwater....FLW was at the top of his game!!  We stopped there a couple of years ago. Well worth the trip if you're in the area.

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    • Re: Frank Lloyd Wright's Eastern homes
      jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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      PP,

       

      Thanks!

       

      FLW used his commission/fee from Falling Water to buy TW in AZ!

       

      Really got the "Bug", to see more of his works.

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    • Re: Frank Lloyd Wright's Eastern homes
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      I went there as a high schooler in PGH back way back when.  Yes it is great, and like many of his places, it leaks a tad but who cares?

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    PS FLW also did the campus at Florida Southern in Lakeland FL, which is worth a visit,

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    • Re: Frank Lloyd Wright's Eastern homes
      jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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      SS,

       

      I have a Niece in Lakeland and owe her a visit. This is great information, Thanks!

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      • Re: Frank Lloyd Wright's Eastern homes
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        My Mom  lived there when my Dad was alive and we knew the retired President of Florida Southern, so we toured the place with him.

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  • Re: Frank Lloyd Wright's Eastern homes
    NathalieF Community Manager Marriott Associate
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    Thanks Steppingstones - these would make a great photo album!

     

    How can I create a photo album?

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    • Re: Frank Lloyd Wright's Eastern homes
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      Thanks and I have more so maybe I will

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    • Re: Frank Lloyd Wright's Eastern homes
      jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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      CM,

       

      Thanks for bringing this to our attention!  Never have attempted this, but with this explanation, will be something to utilize soon.

       

      Thanks.

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  • Re: Frank Lloyd Wright's Eastern homes
    mikesonacatalina Platinum
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    There's a great museum, figured I'd post the link in case you're interested in vising.

     

    http://www.flwright.org/

     

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