Recent Opportunities


Unity Temple Tours Resume

Guided Interior Tour
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 Wright’s greatest public building of his Prairie era. The harmony of the building’s strikingly geometric architecture and decorative elements exemplifies Wright’s theory of organic design. Unity Temple announced a new era of innovation in modern architecture.

Late in his career, Wright remarked: “Unity Temple makes an entirely new architecture — and is the first expression of it. That is my contribution to modern architecture.”

A National Historic Landmark since 1970, Unity Temple is once again open to the public after completion of a comprehensive restoration. Even repeat visitors will appreciate anew Wright’s bold use of light, space and unconventional materials to create one of his most significant accomplishments.

Tours starting July 1.
Monday - Thursday 10 am - 4 pm, Friday 10 am - 3 pm, Saturday 9 - 11 am.

Self-Guided Tours and In-depth Tours also available.
SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation for its operating support.
Society of Architectural Historians
1365 N. Astor Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610
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