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Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple

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Address: 875 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301
Phone Number: 708-838-8873
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Description: This Frank Lloyd Wright landmark shows off many of the Prairie School...
This Frank Lloyd Wright landmark shows off many of the Prairie School architectural features that made him famous.
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Go before June 2015 or after 2017

Wonderful early work of Frank Lloyd Wright. This was Wright's own church and he introduced many features and designs never seen before. In June 2015, The Unity Temple will be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Wonderful early work of Frank Lloyd Wright. This was Wright's own church and he introduced many features and designs never seen before. In June 2015, The Unity Temple will be closed to the public for two years to undergo an extensive renovation. See it as quickly as possible or mark your calendar for the reopening - perhaps 2017?

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Standing outside the temple you have no idea what you are in for when you go inside. The woodwork and windows, and layout, and attention to every detail is just mind blowing. I am so happy to see this place in my life.

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Southern California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

They have guided tours at certain times. We used the audio tour and enjoyed the information and could go at our own pace. Personnel were friendly and said "Thanks for visiting us in the winter" It was 20 degrees out.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Best enjoyed by going to a program in the sanctuary. The acoustics are great and the sight lines fantastic. As you sit there, you really appreciate what Wright was trying to do.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Unity Temple is an incredible space. Serene and uplifting -- if you do the self-guided tour sit in the sanctuary for a while and gaze up and around -- it will make your day! A tip -- if you plan to also see the Home and Studio and/or the Robie House and/or the rookery look into a membership -- it... More 

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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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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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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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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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