All Wright 2014 House Walk, Oak Park Illinois

Frank Lloyd Wright Tours Chicago

This year was a milestone year for the Frank Lloyd Wright House Walk Tour in Oak Park Illinois. It was the 125th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and the 40th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. I had always wanted to attend a FLW House … Continue reading

The Rookery Building, Chicago Illinois

The Rookery Building, Chicago Illinois

In 1871 The Great Fire of Chicago ripped through the city leaving massive destruction in its path. As the city began to rebuild the architects pushed the envelope with new innovative structures. The Rookery Building was one of those structures. Daniel Burnham and John Root were commissioned in 1885 to … Continue reading

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House, Hyde Park Illinois

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House, Hyde Park Illinois

If you have been reading my blog for a while you may have figured out that I am a Frank Lloyd Wright fan. I collect FLW house tours like one collects ball-caps of their favorite baseball team. There are a few houses that Wright designed that one should visit in … Continue reading

Treachery, Deceit and Murder! Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin, Spring Green Wisconsin

Treachery, Deceit and Murder!  Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin, Spring Green Wisconsin

There are no secrets about what kind of person Frank Lloyd Wright was. He was demanding, headstrong and always “Wright”. He was also well ahead of his time, innovative and an amazing architect. I consider myself a Wright fan, not to the point that I correct docents while on tours … Continue reading

Trip Rewind Arizona 2002 : Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin West

Trip Rewind Arizona 2002 : Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin West

I do not think I realized the magnitude of what I was about to visit at the time. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West. In hindsight I pretty much want to slap myself silly for not understanding just how amazing this was. It was officially the first FLW house I ever … Continue reading

Trip Rewind Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, Mill Run Pennsylvania

Trip Rewind Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, Mill Run Pennsylvania

As a child I dreamed of being an architect, often building entire cities out of Legos. I also drew more floor plans of “dream” houses than I could ever live in, in one lifetime. One day I shared with my mom a house that I had created with a glass … Continue reading