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Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple

Address: 875 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301
Phone Number: 708-838-8873
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Oak Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This Frank Lloyd Wright landmark shows off many of the Prairie School architectural features that...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Owner description: This Frank Lloyd Wright landmark shows off many of the Prairie School architectural features that made him famous.

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I visited the Unity Temple and went on the tour. Although the tour is basic, it gives you better insight to the building than if you went as an individual. I would highly recommend doing both the unity temple and Wright's home and studio down the road consecutively.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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77 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I enjoyed my tour of Unity Temple. It was my first stop in Oak Park. I ama huge fan of Frank Lloyd Wright's work, so I loved this. I missed the guided tour by 5 minutes, so I just took the audio tour instead. He definitely shows off his genius in this building. He apparently broke every law of religious... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We very much enjoyed our tour of the Unity Temple. The volunteer was informative and clever. You can tell she has a real appreciation for the architecture of FLW.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

While others may be able to offer a more detailed architectural critique and discuss the wealth of history and local heritage this building offers; my experience involves attending meetings and Unitarian services here. While space may be at a premium for some events and building maintenance is an overwhelming struggle, I am always amazed at how FLW imparted a sense... More 

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North Chicago, Illinois
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254 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If you are visiting the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, you might as well make a stop at Unity Temple. Unlike other FLW sites, photography is allowed and after the tour, you can wander around on your own. This building seems to remind me of the Temple of Horus in Egypt - could it have influenced FLW?

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Not a lot to see here. Outside of building more interesting than inside. Our guide was pleasant, but reading notes for many specifics. Answered questions when it was fairly clear he was not sure of the answer. I'm thinking this maybe a fund raiser for the Unity Temple. They are beginning a major restoration, which is a good thing. They... More 

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Warsaw, Indiana
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Wright's design for this house of worship expresses a nuanced understanding and appreciation of the Unitarian faith and it's New England Congregational Church roots. The design is simple yet it is natural. The lighting is profoundly touching. Sit in a pew and reflect on life.

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Lakewood, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Great to see his philosophies put into a public building like this. Was able to take a bunch of pictures on the inside.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This was our first stop on our mini FLW tour and when we arrived I was very surprised at the big grey concrete temple. There is no way you could describe is as beautiful, in fact it looks rather out of place in the upmarket neighbourhood. We went I for our 9.30 tour and started to learn more about the... More 

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NY
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Temple is very interesting, although not as captivating as the FLW home and studio. The Temple is still in use, which is cool. The sanctuary was my favorite part. I liked that we were allowed to linger in the sanctuary as long as we wanted. It was a good tour.

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