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Wright and Like™ 2015: Save the Date

Frank Lloyd Wright in Milwaukee
Tour the Frank Lloyd Wright designed, American System-Built Home, Model B1

Located at 2714 West Burnham, Milwaukee, WI. The home is open for tours the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. In addition, from May to October, tours are also available on the 2nd Friday on the month. Reservations are not necessary. 

Restoration Progress

This American Systems-Built Home - Two Flat, Model "C" is located at 2732-34 West Burnham, Milwaukee, WI. The home is currently being restored and will soon be open to the public as part of the interpreted historic site on West Burnham Street in Milwaukee, WI

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Fall Event 2014 - Ragdale in Lake Forest, IL


The Architecture of Howard Van Doren Shaw in Lake Forest: 


Ragdale, Glen Rowan and Market Square

Explore the world of Howard Van Doren Shaw on this special bus trip to Lake Forest, Illinois and four architecturally significant buildings – including Shaw’s family home – to learn more about the man and his architecture.

Shaw was a prolific Chicago architect whose life and career intersected an impressive list of notable 20th century architects and designers: William Le Baron Jenney, known for designing the first skyscraper;  Frank Lloyd Wright as part of The Eighteen; landscape architect Jens Jensen and architect David Adler.

Begin with a guided tour of Ragdale, the British Arts and Crafts influenced home Shaw designed and built for his family in 1898. Shaw’s artistic family included painters, poets, writers and sculptors and the house and surrounding landscape embodies their artistic nature and lifestyle.  Today Ragdale is home to the nation’s 4th largest artist-in-residency community and has recently undergone a $3.2 million renovation to return the house to its 1926 splendor. This is a rare opportunity for a behind the scenes tour of this 5-acre estate that includes two historic homes, artist studios, gardens and acres of virgin prairie.

Next is the beautiful campus of Lake Forest College (1876) – which boasts a range of architectural styles amidst spacious park-like landscaping.  Our first stop will be Glen Rowan House (1909) designed by Shaw and named for the impressive oaks surrounding the property.  Lunch will be served in the Library, with a personal tour by historian Arthur H. Miller to follow.  Our next visit will be to Shaw’s Calvin Durand Hall (1908) – a Renaissance Great Hall built as a men’s dining hall complete with minstrel’s gallery, extensive paneling and Jacobean terrace.

After a short walk, your guided tour continues over to Market Square (1916) – Howard Van Doren Shaw’s design for the country’s first planned shopping center.  Market Square was the first City Beautiful Movement town center planned around motor vehicles. Enjoy a strolling guided tour of this historic homage to shopping!

Transportation will be via deluxe motor coach. Departure from Madison is at 7:30 am with additional pick up locations. This is an all-day event. Exact departure and return times provided after registration.  Lunch at Glen Rowan, snacks and bottled water are provided.
All-inclusive pricing is:
 $110      Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin members

    Members of other FLW groups and the American Arts Society of the Milwaukee Art Museum receive special pricing that includes a one year membership in FLLWWI

$140      General public

Attendance is limited to 45.

Email Office Manager, Sherri Shokler at info@wrightinwisconsin.org or call 608-287-0339 to reserve your space today.


Annual Appeal

To promote, protect and preserve the heritage of Frank Lloyd Wright in his native state of Wisconsin, is the mission of Frank Lloyd Wright® Wisconsin. Since its inception in 1990, the organization has worked tirelessly to honor that statement. For all who value the legacy of Wright’s architecture we know you will agree with our mission. Now more than ever, we need your support, in order to continue to fulfill our mission. Please consider a contribution to our Annual Appeal. 

Thank you!
Lois Berg, President 

"The Two Taliesins" exhibit at SC Johnson



In May 2014, SC Johnson unveiled a new exhibit called The Two Taliesins, showcasing the architecture of Wright’s two famous homes: Taliesin, in Spring Green, Wisconsin and Taliesin West, in Scottsdale, Arizona. The exhibit compares and contrasts how Wright incorporated his signature and revolutionary “organic” design concepts into his own homes, located in two very different landscapes and climates.

Visitors to The Two Taliesins will see artifacts from Wright’s Wisconsin and Arizona homes in displays that will simulate their natural settings and convey their significance to Wright’s Taliesin concept. A collection of rare photos and video will be displayed showing Wright at home. Guests will also learn about the central role that color played in Wright’s designs of the Taliesins.

The exhibit is scheduled to run through Oct. 26, 2014.

The Gallery, housed in the award-winning Fortaleza Hall designed by Fosters + Partners on SC Johnson’s campus, is also home to the Frank Lloyd Wright Research Library that features a rotating selection of Wright’s designs and artifacts and explores the legendary architect’s influence on families and the American home.

"The Two Taliesins" exhibit and other tours of SC Johnson are free & open to the public

For more information about this exhibit or tours of the SC Johnson campus, call 262-260-2154, email tours@scj.com, or use the online scheduling tool at www.scjohnson.com/visit

Photo credits:

Top: (c) Jason Tish.

Bottom: (c) Judith Bromley. Courtesy of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale, Arizona.

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