Text and photography by Lee F. Mindel for Architectural Digest
Frank Lloyd Wright traveled to Chicago in search of employment in 1887, a time when the midwestern capital had emerged from the devastating fire of 1871 as a once-again bustling metropolis. Wright would go on to become the impossibly prolific leader of the Prairie School: He completed more than 1,100 designs, nearly half of which were built, and a number of his masterworks were set in and around the Windy City. I recently found myself there on a job as well, and thanks to the generosity of the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust was able to visit many of those sites, including Wright's own home in the suburb of Oak Park, the Frederick C. Robie House, and the interior of Daniel Burnham and John Root's landmark Rookery Building. Thank you, Frank Lloyd Wright.
Join me on a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Chicago landmarks:
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