One of the most famous and influential architects of the 20th century, Frank Lloyd Wright ushered in the American organic architecture movement which sought to promote harmony between man and nature in design.
Wright benefited from good timing as Chicago in the 1880’s was a city of rebirth. Recovering from the Great Fire of 1871, Chicago in the 1880’s was a booming, vibrant town. Wright landed a prestigious apprenticeship with Louis Sullivan, inventor of the skyscraper. With a loan of $5,000 from Sullivan, Wright and his new bride purchased a lot on Chicago & Forest Avenue in Oak Park and built the home and studio seen here.
In 1898 Frank Lloyd Wright relocated his practice and hung his shingle from his Oak Park home and studio shown here. Wright designed many notable homes and buildings including several within walking distance of his home. The Arthur Heurtley house is a few doors down, and across the street from the Nathan G Moore house.