A Guide to Oak Park's Frank Lloyd Wright and Prairie School Historic District
Distributed for the Village of Oak Park
Internationally famous as the birthplace of the Prairie style, Oak Park is less well-known for other historically significant types of well-preserved architecture, ranging from the simple farm houses of its early settlers to the grand estates of Chicago's industrial giants. In addition to their architectural merit, these structures provide an important context for understanding and appreciating the work of the Prairie School. The district as a whole encapsulates the major trends in residential American architecture of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
This guide to Oak Park's Frank Lloyd Wright and Prairie School Historic District includes five walking tours of this architecturally fascinating area. It features one hundred eighteen structures, an illustrated guide to architectural styles, architects' biographies, and detailed maps. With well over a hundred splendid black and white photographs, this elegantly produced guide is an indispensable reference for tourists, students, and aficionados world-wide.
A Guide to Oak Park's Frank Lloyd Wright and Prairie School Historic District was produced by the Oak Park Historic Preservation Committee.
Introduction by Alice Sinkevitch
How to use the guidebook
Written by Lesley M. Gilmore
Research Assistance by Suzanna Germann
Photographs by Patrick Linehan
Written by David M. Sokol
Photographs by Bruce Van Inwegen
Research Provided by Carol Kelm
Photographs by Kate Roth
Written by Peg Zak
Photographs by Leslie Schwartz
Written by Lin Von Dreele
Photographs by Jamie Padgett
Compiled by Lesley M. Gilmore
Compiled by Molly Wickes
Research by Peg Zak