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Unity Temple (1905-08) represents a defining moment in Frank Lloyd Wright’s early career. Designed in Wright’s Oak Park Studio for his own Unitarian congregation, it is one of the first public buildings in America to feature exposed concrete and is...more
This is an operating church, so we thought it was quite gracious that tours are held there. The brochure notes that ... "this is one of Wright's most sophisticated accomplishments, declaring a new era of innovation in modern arcitecture." Such beauty in the simplicity of...More
The Unity Temple is well worth the visit for any student of architecture or admirer of Frank Lloyd Wright. They offer an audio self-guided tour that is very informative. They have limited hours for tours, so check before you go.
We considered attending Unitarian Services ( 9 am Sundays) rather than just having a tour, but the 9 am threw up. We were out late and had services been 10 or 11 we would have used the building for what it was intended: Sunday Services.
Prior visit to Chicago the Unity Temple was closed for restoration so I was excited to visit on this trip. The interior and exterior have been beautifully restored. I love the art glass ceiling skylights as well as the hollyhock windows. Informative one hour tour...More
We visited here as part of the Frank Lloyd Wright ‘Wright around Oak Park’ tour. It’s a very interesting building.
It looks very bland and a little boring (in my opinion) from the outside, although my husband thought it looked really interesting!
Once inside it’s...More
From the outside, the Unity Temple, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, does not look particularly interesting but inside it approaches perfection, in form and design. This is one of the highlights of Chicago for anyone interested in architecture or design. His lights are especially elegant....More
We did this as part of the Wright Around Chicago tour. I feel that the guided tour really enhanced the experience and showed us a lot of details we would have otherwise missed. Very interesting how the temple is like a fortress from the outside...More
Our guide made a great job of explaining the process behind the development, creation, life and restoration of this building. To many, it won't appeal from the outside, the contents are a revelation. a thoroughly enjoyable hour + and another FLW building to be added...More