|Interior of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio|
at 951 Chicago Avenue in Oak Park, Illinois
Frank Lloyd Wright purchased the land and designed and built this home in 1889 when he was 22 years old and had just married Catherine Tobin. This is a photograph of the children's playroom where six of his children would have played. It was part of the two story extension to the east side of the home in 1895. The room has glass windows along both side walls and a large central skylight, in the arched ceiling, which can be seen in the photograph, creating beautiful natural light.
The home has been restored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust to its 1909 appearance, the last year Frank Lloyd Wright lived there with his family.
The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. This is the United States government's official list of buildings and structures considered worthy of preservation. The home was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976 and is considered a must when touring the master pieces of the prolific architect Frank Lloyd Wright..
RESOURCES:The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust.
SEE ALSO: Winslow House in River Forest, Illinois