Robie House by Frank Lloyd Wright - Chicago, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
N 41° 47.382 W 087° 35.751
16T E 450490 N 4626598
Quick Description: The Robie House is considered by many to be the penultimate prairie-style house by Frank Lloyd Wright and all of its windows feature Wright designed stained glass.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 8/2/2007 8:02:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM1YCM
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member BluegrassCache
Views: 191

Long Description:
The Robie House is considered by many to be the penultimate prairie-style house by Frank Lloyd Wright. The horizontal aspect, large planes, open spaces, and central axis are all part of the prairie style and they are all used beautifully in this building.

As is typical with his prairie buildings, he uses a long horizontal line of stained glass windows to accentuate the horizontal plane of the building. The entrance doors and even the garage doors also contain stained glass accents.

Robie was a wealthy bicycle and motorcycle manufacturer and he commissioned a home that would shield his family from outsiders, even though it existed close to corner streets in Chicago.

The University of Chicago owns the Robie House, donated in 1963 by Webb & Knapp, Inc., a contracting firm that bought the home in 1957 from the neighboring Chicago Theological Seminary. The building, gift shop, tours and restoration are managed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust.

Guided tours of the inside of the house are available.

Ticket prices: $12 adult, $10 youth (11-18) and senior (65+), $5 child (4-10), free tickets for children 3 and under.

Tour Schedule:
Monday-Wednesday and Friday 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm.
Thursday 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm (June - August)
Weekends Approximately every 30 minutes from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm.
Tour length 45-60 minutes.

Type of building where window is located: Museum

Address:
5757 Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, IL USA
60601


Admission Charge: 12.00 (listed in local currency)

Days of Operation: Daily - see above for times of tours

Hours of Operation: From: 11:00 AM To: 3:30 PM

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