Wright 150This page contains information to help you plan for an enjoyable experience at WRIGHT PLUS 150.

WHERE TO START THE HOUSEWALK

To start your Wright Plus tour, check in with your e-ticket and pick up a program with tour map at the Wright Plus Orientation Center located at the Frank Lloyd Home and Studio complex (backyard), 931 Chicago Ave, Oak Park, IL. The Orientation Center is open 8 am – 1 pm.

FLWT MEMBER AT WRIGHT PLUS 150

WHAT WRIGHT PLUS 150 BENEFITS DO TRUST MEMBERS RECEIVE?

Only FLWT members get to tour the Thomas H. Gale House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1892), a bonus house offered at the 2017 housewalk in celebration of Wright 150, the 150th anniversary of Wright’s birth.

Early Check-In/Program Pick-up: Only FLWT members may pick up their program guide and wristband on Friday, May 19, from 9 am – 3 pm at 931 Chicago Ave, Oak Park, IL (adjacent to the Home and Studio) or The Rookery, 209 S. LaSalle St, Chicago. Avoid the registration line on Saturday, May 20 and start the housewalk at the featured house of your choice.

Shop Savings: FLWT Members enjoy 15% off purchases on Saturday, May 20, at the housewalk.

Allow all day for the tour. The buildings are open 9 am – 5 pm on Saturday, May 20. Tour sites are located in an easily walkable loop.

Tour sites may be viewed in any order you choose. You may need to wait in line to view some buildings. Your Wright Plus program (provided at check-in) will have a tour map for the walk. Trolley service will be available all day (7:30 am until approximately 6 pm) between downtown Oak Park train stations, parking garages and the Home and Studio complex 931-951 Chicago Ave (Orientation Center). Due to the proximity of tour homes, there will be no trolley service to individual homes.

SHOPPING AND SERVICES

The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio courtyard in Oak Park, IL is the center for Wright Plus activities and shopping.

Our Museum Shop features an inspiring collection of products based on Wright’s innovative, timeless designs. See what’s new in home décor, jewelry, Wright furniture, decorative accessories and gift items. Enjoy product giveaways, free package check and presentations by notable experts throughout the day.

Shop Hours
Friday, May 19: 8:30 am – 6 pm
Saturday, May 20: 8 am – 6 pm
Sunday, May 21: 9 am – 5 pm
FREE Wright 150 Reusable Shopping Tote with every purchase on Saturday. While supplies last.

Shop during Discount Hours and Save 10%
8 – 11 am and 4 – 6 pm on Saturday.

Bag Check
All-day complimentary, secure storage of your luggage, packages and purchases in the Home and Studio courtyard. Large items are not permitted in tour homes.

Frank Lloyd Wright Trust Member Benefit
15% off
purchases Saturday, May 20, 8 am – 6 pm.
15% off purchases during early ticket pickup hours on Friday, May 19 at the Oak Park Home and Studio and the Rookery Shop in Chicago.

Special Shop Events

Motawi FireplaceMeet Nawal Motawi of Motawi Tileworks
8 am – 6 pm

Motawi Tileworks is the exclusive maker of Frank Lloyd Wright designs for art tile and decorative installation tile for fireplaces, backsplashes and more. Meet owner and designer, Nawal Motawi, throughout the day in the Home and Studio courtyard. She will demonstrate the many different ways to showcase tiles. Come see fresh new ways to update your spaces.

 

Lake Geneva Bird FeederGarden & Nature Experts Expand on Wright’s Natural Environment
11 am – 2 pm

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you,”  - Frank Lloyd Wright.

Naturalists from Trailside Museum and University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners will discuss designing home gardens that attract birds and pollinators. These knowledgeable experts will answer your questions about local birds, and creating bird, bee and butterfly-friendly gardens. Many Wright-inspired bird and garden accessories will be available for purchase all day at the Home and Studio courtyard.

Limited Edition Wright Plus 150 Shirt
This year’s design features line drawings of each of the celebrated homes on Wright Plus 150. Available in regular and ladies’ styles. Order now. Supplies are limited.

Product Giveaways
Enter your name to win a beautiful Wright-inspired item in the Home and Studio courtyard on Saturday, May 20.

Additional Shopping at Trust sites during Wright Plus 150 weekend

Robie House
5757 S. Woodlawn Ave, Chicago

Friday, May 19: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday, May 20: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday, May 21: 8:30 am – 6 pm

The Rookery
209 S. LaSalle St, Chicago

Friday, May 19: 9 am – 5 pm

FOOD AND CONCESSIONS

Buy light breakfast fare, snacks and beverages (7:30 am – 5 pm) and pick up pre-ordered box lunches (11 am – 2 pm) at the Concessions Tent in the Home and Studio complex backyard and shop at 931 Chicago Ave. Lunches must be pre-ordered by May 9. A very limited number of lunches will be available for purchase onsite starting at 11 am.

WRIGHT PLUS DINING OFFERS

Enjoy special offers at our restaurant sponsors with your Wright Plus 150 ticket, May 19-21, 2017. All restaurants open for lunch unless noted. This list will also be in your Wright Plus 150 program guide. Please present your housewalk program to your server.

COZY CORNER BREAKFAST BOUTIQUE
138 N. Marion St | 708.383.1750
Complimentary coffee, tea or soft drink with each meal. Open 6 am – 4 pm.

CUCINA PARADISO
cucinaoakpark.com | 814 North Blvd | 708.848.3434
50% off a bottle of wine with purchase of 2 entrees/pasta/pizza (limit one per table). Open at 5 pm for dinner.

GIORDANO’S RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA
giordanos.com/location/oak-park | 1115 Chicago Ave | 708.386.2223
10% off total purchase.

HEMMINGWAY’S BISTRO
hemmingwaysbistro.com | 211 N. Oak Park Ave | 708.524.0806
10% off the regular price of lunch and dinner entrees.

IL VICOLO TRATTORIA
ilvicolotrattoria.com | 116 N. Oak Park Ave | 708.386.5801
Wine specials at $20 per bottle.

LITTLE GEM CAFÉ
thelittlegemcafe.com | 189 N. Marion St | 708.613.5491
50% off select wine bottles and 10% off lunch or dinner menu.

MAYA DEL SOL
mayadelsol.com | 144 S. Oak Park Ave | 708.358.9800
$10 off per table. Limit one. Open at 4 pm for dinner. Sunday brunch 9 am – 2 pm and dinner at 4 pm.

MICKEY’S GYROS
525 N. Harlem Ave | 708.848.3333
$1 off gyros sandwich or $3 off full- or half-slab rib dinners.

OAK PARK BREWING / HAMBURGER MARY’S 
oakparkbeer.com | 155 S Oak Park Ave | 708.445.0272
One complimentary house-made draft beer with food purchase. Limit one per customer.

PETERSEN’S ICE CREAM
petersenicecream.com | 1100 Chicago Ave | 708.386.6131
10% off total purchase.

WINBERIE’S RESTAURANT & BAR
winberies.com | 151 N. Oak Park Ave | 708.386.2600
1/2 priced bottle of wine with any food purchase. Limit one bottle per table.

DIRECTIONS TO OAK PARK

plan your day map

Oak Park is ten miles west of the downtown Chicago Loop and is accessible by car and public transit. Driving directions from downtown Chicago: Take I-290 West. Exit at Harlem Avenue (Rte.43). Turn right (north) for parking garages (see adjacent map).

 

PARKING IN OAK PARK

Street parking is limited, highly regulated and strictly enforced. No parking is allowed on streets near tour buildings. Convenient all-day parking is available in the public garages shown on the adjacent map. Please note Wright Plus trolley stops near the garages for your convenience.

Oak Park Public Parking Garages
The Avenue Parking at 720 North Blvd
Holley Court Parking at 1125 Ontario St
Lake and Forest Parking at 935 Lake St

Village of Oak Park parking rates and information

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TO OAK PARK

Public Transportation from downtown Chicago (Metra)
Board train at Ogilvie Transportation Center (Clinton & Madison). Take westbound train (Union Pacific West Line) towards Harlem. Exit at Oak Park stop. Walk north on Marion Street to Lake Street. Turn right on Lake to Forest Avenue. Continue north on Forest to Chicago Avenue. The Home and Studio (Wright Plus 150 Orientation Center) is on the corner of Forest and Chicago. 10- to 15-minute walk. Route information and train schedule at metrarail.com or 312.836.7000. (A Wright Plus 150 trolley stop will be located at South Boulevard and Marion Street. The trolley will bring you to the Home and Studio/Orientation Center, with trolleys running from 7:30 am to approximately 6 pm on Saturday, May 20 only).

Public Transportation from downtown Chicago (CTA)
Take westbound Green Line to the Oak Park Avenue stop. Walk under tracks and go north on Oak Park Avenue to Chicago Avenue. Turn left (west) and walk three blocks to the Home and Studio (Wright Plus Orientation Center). 10- to 15-minute walk. Trains run approximately every 10 minutes. Information transitchicago.com or 888.YOURCTA. (A Wright Plus 150 trolley stop will be located at Oak Park Avenue and North Boulevard. The trolley will bring you to the Home and Studio/Orientation Center, with trolleys running from 7:30 am to approximately 6 pm on Saturday, May 20 only).

TOURING PUBLIC BUILDINGS

Wright Plus 150 tickets include basic tour admission to the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Frederick C. Robie House and The Rookery Light Court during regular hours through December 31, 2017. Confirm in advance by calling the ticket sales line: 312.994.4000 x9.

Touring Robie House during Wright Plus 150 weekend
Robie House is in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, 20 miles southeast of Oak Park; touring on Saturday, May 20 is not advised. The Robie House will be open:

Friday May 19, 10:30 am - 3 pm for regular tours
Sunday May 21, 9 am Private Spaces Tour, 10:30 am - 3 pm for regular tours
Monday May 22, 10:30 am - 3 pm for regular tours

Touring The Rookery Light Court during Wright Plus 150 weekend
The Rookery
will be open on Friday May 19 for hourly tours from 10 am - 2 pm. May 19 guided tours include the Burnham Library (subject to cancellation), where architects met to discuss the preliminary building plans for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. The Rookery is not open for tours on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 during Wright Plus 150 weekend.

VISITING HYDE PARK

How to get to Hyde Park
The Robie House is accessible by public transportation or car. It is located at 5757 S. Woodlawn Avenue, on the campus of the University of Chicago. On-street parking is limited. Please allow additional time to find parking.

Driving Directions from downtown Chicago
Take Lake Shore Drive (US 41) south to the 53rd Street exit. Proceed on 53rd Street to Woodlawn Avenue and turn left. The Robie House is located at the corner of Woodlawn Avenue and 58th Street.

Public Transportation from downtown Chicago (CTA)
Take #6 Jackson Park Express bus from the northwest corner of State and Lake Streets, or any of the following intersections with State Street: Washington, Monroe, Jackson, Van Buren, Wabash, Congress, Harrison. Exit the bus at Stony Island Avenue and 57th Street. Walk six blocks west on 57th Street to Woodlawn Avenue. Turn south (left) on Woodlawn and walk one block to the Robie House. Alternatives are the #2 Hyde Park Express (weekday morning and evening rush hours only) and #X28 Stony Island Express.

Public Transportation from downtown Chicago (Metra)
Take the University Park Line from Millennium Station. Exit train at 55th-56th-57th Street stop. Walk 5 blocks west to Woodlawn Avenue and turn left (south).

For the latest CTA/Metra/Pace schedules and rates, call 312.836.7000 or visit their respective websites.
www.transitchicago.com | www.metrarail.com | www.pacebus.com

Dining and cultural activities near Robie House.

REFUNDS, CANCELLATIONS, WEATHER

Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable. The tour will not be cancelled due to inclement weather.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Exterior photography only. Photography designations will be clearly marked at each tour site.
  • Children under 12 years not admitted.
  • Due to the historic nature of the private homes on the walk, the tour is not physically accessible. If you have questions or would like to request accommodations please e-mail or call Christena Gunther at cgunther@flwright.org or 312.994.4005.
  • High heels are not permitted in the tour homes.
  • BAG CHECK: To protect the homes, all large bags/items must be checked. A secure bag check is available at the Home and Studio complex and at each tour site. A standard size bag will be used at each location to size bags and parcels. Any bag larger than 13"w x 13"h x 5"d must be checked.
  • Participation entitles the Trust to unrestricted use of photographs taken during the event without subject consent.

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