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Thursday Doors with Frank Lloyd Wright

FLW is one of my favourite architects. He was a real maverick, not just in his innovative designs but also in his private life. At the end of the 19th century, he worked from his office in Oak Park in the western suburbs of Chicago. Sadly, FLW wasn’t a big door man; he often placed the main entrance in unobtrusive places, often on the side of the house, not the front.

Strange place to site the front door

Tourists enter the office via the portico shown in the centre of the photograph below.

FLW lived next door to the office. These interior shots are rather dull, but give an impression of the place.

You can do a walking tour around a dozen of the houses he designed in the “prairie style”. One house was modified by FLW after it had burned down, so it kept the church style windows (333).

Other houses in the area have incorporated elements of FLW design.