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Old Neighbors

Kenwood's rediscovery of Frank Lloyd Wright

STEPHANIE KOCH

STEPHANIE KOCH

The Hyde Park and Kenwood neighborhoods are much more than a pit stop for architectural tours of Chicago.  Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiasts get a special kick in witnessing not one, but two of the architect’s most acclaimed works located within just six blocks of one another: the Robie House and the Isidore H. Heller House. As classic examples of Wright’s Prairie School style—a design intended to evoke prairie surroundings and meld with the Midwestern landscape—the cultural significance of these two homes speaks for itself, without any tour guide explanations. Continue reading