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Unity Temple

Address

875 Lake St.
Enter on Kenilworth

Neighborhood

Oak Park

Hours

Sat, Oct 19: 12pm - 4pm

Sun, Oct 20: Closed

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Frank Lloyd Wright, 1908

Restoration

Harboe Architects, 2017

Website

utrf.org

Description

Frank Lloyd Wright designed Unity Temple in 1908 for his own Unitarian Universalist congregation, which still uses the building today. It was Wright’s first major public building commission and an icon of modernism. Wright pioneered new construction techniques and modern materials in the design of Unity Temple, one of the first buildings in the United States to feature exposed concrete. In 2013, the Alphawood Foundation provided Unity Temple Restoration Foundation with a seed grant of $10 million to embark on a comprehensive restoration of the building, with the $25 million project hitting full stride in 2015. In June of 2017, Unity Temple was reopened and now draws visitors from around the world. A National Historic Landmark since 1970, Unity Temple was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in summer 2019, one of eight major works by Wright given this unique distinction.

Visitor Experience

RSVP required. Take a guided tour of all parts of this UNESCO World Heritage site, with time to bask in the beautifully-restored sanctuary. Visitors must show photo ID upon arrival.

RSVP Only site: This site requires advance registration and will not accept drop-in visitors. Please go to TodayTix for details on how you can visit this site.

More Info

Oak Park sites are sponsored by Albion Oak Park and Visit Oak Park.

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