Materials and Methods Oak Park: Windows, Wright, & More
April 24-25, 2018
Nineteenth Century Club
178 Forest Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60301
The Carleton of Oak Park Hotel
1110 Pleasant Street
Oak Park, IL
Mention “Traditional Building Conference” for reduced hotel room rates starting at $159 per night (+applicable fees).
When calling for group rate reservation, ask for Group Sales Dept. to reserve rooms. They are open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm
The cut-off date for this special pricing is Friday, April 9, 2018.
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Top Attractions in Oak Park
Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio
Frank Lloyd Wright lived and worked at 951 Chicago Avenue in Oak Park, IL for 20 years from 1889-1909. At age 22, the recently married and not-yet renowned architect purchased the land and built the home with a $5,000 loan from his employer, the "father of skyscrapers" Louis Sullivan. The residence is a National Historic Landmark and, thanks to the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust, has been restored to its original 1909 appearance.
The Unity Temple, which is located a short walk from Frank Lloyd Wright's home studio where it was designed, represents a defining moment in the young architect's career and modern architecture as a whole. Considered by many architects to be the first modern building in the world, the church's construction and its challenges inspired Wright; it was during the design of Unity Temple that Wright discovered the true heart of a building lies within its space, not its walls. This would become one of the defining principles of his future work. Learn about the temple's recent renovation here.