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Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple

875 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301-1341
+1 708-838-8873
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Beautifully restored gem.

The recent $28 million renovation was well with it in making this FLW gem work so well and show... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bob E
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Ada, Michigan
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Most relaxing tour ever

This was the first time I did a tour like this where it didn’t feel like I was intruding on the... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
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This Frank Lloyd Wright landmark shows off many of the Prairie School architectural features that made him famous.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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875 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301-1341
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The recent $28 million renovation was well with it in making this FLW gem work so well and show Wright’s genius in a very special Unitarian house of worship.

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

This was the first time I did a tour like this where it didn’t feel like I was intruding on the property. The building is in great shape, is absolutely beautiful, and changed architecture, but the fact that there was certain level of freedom (in...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Do not miss this when visiting Oak Park .... even when under construction. Lots of light and layers of textures inside.

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

The self-guided audio tour was well-worth the time. The building makes several terrible mistakes common to church architecture -- hiding the entrance, making it difficult to those not "on the inside" to figure out where to go and what to do, focusing the building (and...More

2  Thank Margaret L
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

The prairie style architecture of a church done early in the 20th century was very interesting. The details of the design are very impressive.

1  Thank Harry L
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

The exterior seems stark to me, but the interior spaces, newly restored, are elegant, simple, and beautiful. If you love architecture and in in Oak Park, you should definitely visit this Frank Lloyd Wright creation.

Thank Larry P
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Recently finished was a total refurb of Wright's jewel of faith. A must-see when in Oak Park. His definition of public spaces maintains some of the Wright touches you see in homes but there is so much more that only applies to a public bldg.Take...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Fans of Frank Lloyd Wright shouldn't miss this gem. Parking can be found a block South. Pause and enjoy the worshipful space!

Thank Katherine P
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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Unity Temple raises more questions than it answers. But it's unutterably marvelous, fresh from a major two year rehab and renovation. I don't know that the guided tour is essential, though it is pleasant, but the building needs to be experienced to be appreciated. Don't...More

Thank Michael C
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

This temple was one of wrights simpler projects that makes a big statement. He did an excellent job of making a large gathering area intimate yet highly useful.

Thank Ron R
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