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After Hours at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House

Posted on  April 23, 2013

Plenty of music, refreshments and fun at one of Chicago’s iconic architectural buildings

 

 

The Robie House may be open until 4 p.m. to the public, but Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpiece truly comes to life after hours. Gather with friends and wander this beautiful Prairie-style home while enjoying live music, drinks, light hors d’oeuvres and a casual atmosphere at After Hours at Robie House.

 

Located in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, the Robie House on the University of Chicago campus was created by Frank Lloyd Wright for his client, businessman Frederick C. Robie. Wright designed this architectural wonder in this Oak Park studio in 1908 and completed the building in 1910. “The Robie House is both a masterpiece of the Prairie style and renowned as a forerunner of modernism in architecture,” the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust website says. The American Association even named Robie House one of the 10 most significant buildings of the 20th Century.

 

After Hours gives visitors access to private spaces and balconies—which not to mention have a great views of the University of Chicago campus. And this Friday, April 26th, Stanley Tigerman and Margaret McCurry of Tigerman McCurry Architects will talk to guests about designing a new home for the Co-op Bookstore adjacent to the Robie House.

 

“Wright’s architectural masterpiece is the venue and you are on the guest list,” the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust website says. Get your friends together and enjoy music, refreshments and fun at Chicago’s iconic Robie House.

 

*Photo from the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust Facebook page

 

DETAILS

 

www.gowright.org

 

Date: Friday, April 26, 2013

Hours: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Robie House 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637

Price: $30 Preservation Trust members, $35 non-members

 

WHERE TO STAY

 

City Suites Hotel

A sleek, retro property characterized by its unique Art Deco style. 933 West Belmont, Chicago, IL, 60657, 773.404.3400

www.chicagocitysuites.com

 

Majestic Hotel

This hotel has lots of charm with its comfortable, delightful atmosphere of an upscale English manor, amidst the energetic city life of the bustling Lakeview neighborhood.

528 West Brompton, Chicago, IL 60657. 773.404.3499

www.majestic-chicago.com

 

The Willows Hotel

The moment you arrive, you’ll feel the effortless charm of a French country home, accented by our 19th century-style furnishings and the warm welcome of our friendly staff. 555 West Surf, Chicago, IL 60657. 888.779.1904

www.willowshotelchicago.com

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