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Wright and Like 2016 Racine: “Sixty Years of Organic Architecture

Join Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin on Saturday, June 4, for its annual house tour, Wright and Like, returning to Racine, Wisconsin, the city where Wright and Like was officially inaugurated 18 years ago.

This year’s theme, “Sixty Years of Organic Architecture” begins in 1905 with Frank Lloyd Wright’s lakefront Thomas P. Hardy House and concludes in 1965 with The Prairie School in nearby Wind Point, designed by Wright’s apprentice Charles Montooth and Taliesin Architects.

This 10-site architectural journey also includes the Hamilton House by Wright apprentice Edgar Tafel, the Thomas House by Hans Geyer, and the Erickson House and Postorino House, both by John Randal McDonald, along with North Bay Village Hall by James Dresser, another Wright apprentice, and the Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church by Helmut Ajango. Of course no Racine tour would be complete without Wingspread and the SC Johnson Administration Building, which will include tours of the recently opened Research Tower.
Along with being a tour site, the Prairie School will act as our tour headquarters on Saturday providing a place to purchase last minute tickets, see a display of scale model Wright designed buildings, and shop a select group of vendors such as Shining Brow Booksellers.

Tour sites are open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Participants are mailed tickets along with a driving map allowing them to visit the sites in any order throughout the day. Guides are present at each location to provide informative interior tours. Tours at the SC Johnson campus take approximately 1.5 hours with the last tour beginning at 3:30 pm. Tour goers should allow the entire day for their Wright and Like tour experience. Advance tickets are $60 for FLLW WI members; $70 for nonmembers. Ticket prices increase by $10 on tour day.

Other special events are held throughout the weekend. Visit wrightinwisconsin.org for more information and to purchase tickets.
Wright in Wisconsin
Racine, WI
608-287-0339
>> Event Website posted by on April 13, 2016
Frank Lloyd Wright 3 House Tour and Birthday Tribute

Enjoy this RARE opportunity to tour all three Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian homes in the Metro Detroit Area: The Gregor S. and Elizabeth B. Affleck House, The Melvyn Maxwell and Sara Stein Smith House and The Dorothy H. Turkel House. Day includes a guided tour of each home, transportation on a luxury motorcoach (from Lawrence Technological University to each of the homes), an hors d'oeuvres and birthday cake reception.
Lawrence Technological University
Southfield, MI
>> Event Website posted by on May 26, 2016
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All Wright All Day Tour
06.26.16
8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
Western New York affords visitors the rare opportunity to experience a variety of Wright's residential, functional, recreational, and monumental designs – both historic and newly constructed. Join us for this all-inclusive package which begins at historic Forest Lawn and proceeds by fully-enclosed, climate-controlled trolley to the Martin House Complex (1903-05) for an extended tour. The next stop is the Filling Station designed by Wright for Buffalo in 1927 and built in 2013 inside the Pierce Arrow Museum. Then it's on to the Fontana Boathouse (2007) on the Black Rock Canal for an in-depth tour. After a delicious catered lunch at the Boathouse the day continues with an extended tour of the Graycliff Estate (1926-31) and concludes with a return to Forest Lawn to visit the Blue Sky Mausoleum (2004).

A knowledgeable guide will be on hand to point out architectural treasures along the way including the site of the Larkin Administration Building (1904) and manufacturing buildings in an area now known as Larkinville.

The All Wright All Day Tour is offered June 26, July 11, July 24, July 30, August 6, August 21, September 10, September 25, October 2, October 17 and October 22 and runs all day from 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM. Reservations close at 8:00 AM three days in advance of the tour.

$125 / $115 Members of the Martin House, Graycliff and Forest Lawn.

Space is limited; reservations are required.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex
Buffalo, NY
>> Event Website posted by on June 18, 2015
 
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