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Unity Temple (1905-08) represents a defining moment in Frank Lloyd Wright’s early career. Designed in Wright’s Oak Park Studio for his own Unitarian congregation, it is one of the first public buildings in America to feature exposed concrete and is...more
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I'll summarize my comments in my review of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. The Unity Temple is completely different from the Rothko Chapel in Houston, but Unity Temple was very similar, and only amongst a handful of spaces I've experienced, it that the...More
Our friends were in town from Connecticut. The four of us took the FLW home/studio your + the self-guided tour of Unity Temple. It was nice to see how the renovation to the structure was done and get some more history. It is such a...More
I eventually found the Unity Temple about 4.30pm on a Friday afternoon by which time it had closed - all locked up.
I have to confess that much earlier I had walked right by it and not realised what it was - not entirely sure...More
What a tremendous church. Intimate, yet accommodating. Really beautiful with the updates, the lights, the wood, windows. It is a moving experience to sit in the Unity Temple and to reflect on FLW's creativity.
As a non religious (but spiritual) FLW fan, this was an important stop on our tour. I don't know that I've been in a better purpose-designed building with an intangible emotional impact on the visitor.
Our tour guide was great and knowledgable. The restoration work...More
Interesting use of space -- I would imagine a large number of congregants could hear from any place in the sanctuary, as the pews are -- well, you should see it! Of course, it's in Frank Lloyd Wright's own unique style, although it's from early...More
This is an operating church, so we thought it was quite gracious that tours are held there. The brochure notes that ... "this is one of Wright's most sophisticated accomplishments, declaring a new era of innovation in modern arcitecture." Such beauty in the simplicity of...More
The Unity Temple is well worth the visit for any student of architecture or admirer of Frank Lloyd Wright. They offer an audio self-guided tour that is very informative. They have limited hours for tours, so check before you go.
We considered attending Unitarian Services ( 9 am Sundays) rather than just having a tour, but the 9 am threw up. We were out late and had services been 10 or 11 we would have used the building for what it was intended: Sunday Services.