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Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple

875 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301-1341
+1 312-994-4000
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We walked in the door and were the only 2 people on a very good tour of the newly renovated Unity... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Roberta M
Rude, Racist

Had a great tour, the tour guide asked us where we were from, replied Mexico...he did an about face... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Richard H
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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 Wright’s greatest public building of his Prairie era. The harmony of the building’s strikingly geometric architecture and decorative elements exemplifies Wright’s theory of organic design. Unity Temple announced a new era of innovation in modern architecture
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875 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301-1341
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked in the door and were the only 2 people on a very good tour of the newly renovated Unity Temple. All Wright fans must see.

Thank Roberta M
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Had a great tour, the tour guide asked us where we were from, replied Mexico...he did an about face and walked away. Stay away from this racist placeMore

2  Thank Richard H
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Thank you for visiting Unity Temple. We’re very sorry to hear about this incident, as it does not reflect the Trust's open welcome and respect for its valued guests from across the world. Please accept our apology for your unacceptable experience. We will take the...More

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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

A beautifully restored Frank Lloyd Wright creation, in current use. Our tour guide, David, was very dialed into the esthetic and history and taught us lot we didn't know. One of our best FLW experiences, and we've had many. Highly recommend to anyone interested in...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

The over 100 year old Unity Temple restoration was completed last summer at a cost of over $25million. Amazing. Our guide, Frank, was fantastic. No detail was spared by the restoration staff-windows, wood, flooring ~~everything was redone masterfully.

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Reviewed March 30, 2018 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.

2  Thank Bob E
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Reviewed March 18, 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 March 12, 2018 via mobile

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

2  Thank Steven A
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Reviewed March 1, 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 January 19, 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 December 26, 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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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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