Frank Lloyd Wright’s First Prairie Style House to Open for Tours Later This Month


Ordinarily, we wouldn’t tell you to head out to suburban Kankakee for your next sight-seeing visit to Chicago. Not that it isn’t a perfectly nice place, there’s just plenty to see closer to both our major airports here. However, that all changes come July 16th. Frank Lloyd Wright‘s B. Harley Bradley House, which was built between 1900 and 1901 and has been said to be the first in the famous architect’s Prairie Style, was recently purchased by preservationists who will be giving tours of the house as early as the weekend after next (the 16th is what’s listed, though the Tribune says they’ll begin on the 17th). Prices start at $15 for a one hour tour, $40 for two hours, and $85 for something called the “Architect’s Tour.” So if you’re a local, or headed this way soon, and want to be first to visit, here’s your chance.