Wright Around Chicago: Community Enrichment Series
Join the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust for an ongoing series of presentations that engage our community with the life and work of Frank Lloyd Wright and the rich and varied histories of the neighborhoods in which he defined his visionary Prairie style.
With programs held citywide and centered around the Preservation Trust’s three main sites in Oak Park, downtown Chicago, and Hyde Park, Wright Around Chicago brings an expansive interpretation to Wright’s work, considering it within the context of the city that was his home.Chicago’s Historic Hyde Park
Susan O’ Connor Davis, Author and Lecturer
Stretching south from 47th Street to the Midway Plaisance and east from Washington Park to the lake’s shore, the historic neighborhood of Hyde Park-Kenwood covers nearly two square miles of Chicago’s south side. At one time a wealthy township outside of the city, this neighborhood has been home to Chicago’s elite for more than one hundred and fifty years, counting among its residents, presidents and politicians, scholars, athletes and fiery religious leaders. Known today for its grand mansions and stately row houses, Hyde Park-Kenwood is still one of Chicago’s most prominent locales. In her new book, Chicago’s Historic Hyde Park, Susan O’Connor Davis offers a biography of this distinguished neighborhood, from house to home, and from architect to resident.
Photograph: Dining Room, Frederick C. Robie House, 1910. Courtesy of the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust.
Date: Saturday, November 2, 2013
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago (Hyde Park), IL 60637
Admission: Free (Registration required)
Advance registration for members and volunteers begins October 6, 2013.
Public registration begins October 13, 2013.