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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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Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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Mr Wright's "Jewel Box" (Under Major Restoration).

The building is undergoing major renovation work and coming from the Green Line 'El' Station (Oak Park), I almost nearly walked past it. The outside was wrapped in scaffolding and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The building is undergoing major renovation work and coming from the Green Line 'El' Station (Oak Park), I almost nearly walked past it. The outside was wrapped in scaffolding and tarpaulins, but in May 2015 it was still business as usual tho' about to change. (If you find it closed carry on to the Oak Park Visitor Centre less than... More 

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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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Address: Address: 875 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301
Phone Number: 708-838-8873
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oak Park
Open Hours:
Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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