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Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple

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I'll summarize my comments in my review of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. The Unity Temple... read more

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Our friends were in town from Connecticut. The four of us took the FLW home/studio your + the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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875 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301-1341
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Mary C
Reviewed 13 September 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Janice R
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We went with friends for the holiday concert. If you like choral groups this is a delightful event in a refurbished prairie style architectural gem

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ArizonaJT
Reviewed 13 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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skuebbing
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Response from Carol H |
Yes the building is typically open until noon on Saturdays but I'd open to the Public for services on Sunday. Check online for your availability with FLA trust for tours and Unity Temple for services
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