Frederick C. Robie House
Located on the University of Chicago campus, this landmark is considered one of the most significant structures in American architecture. Designed in 1908 by world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright for businessman Frederick C. Robie, the building is also the nation’s foremost example of the Prairie style. Inspired by the American Midwest landscape where he grew up, Wright’s Prairie style is defined by a horizontal line, low-pitched hipped roof, and wide overhanging eaves. During a one-hour guided tour (available Monday through Thursday) or self-guided audio tour, visitors can also explore the three-story interior, outfitted with built-in furnishings and art glass windows.
After your tour, stop by the Smart Museum of Art (less than a mile away) to see the house’s original dining room furniture on display.
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- Accessible by Public Transportation