Each year, the Chicago Architecture Foundation hosts “Open House Chicago,” a chance for the public to get inside a host of Chicago’s remarkable buildings. We attended this year and toured several buildings. Some photos are here. More to come.
The Frederick C. Robie House, in Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Robies only occupied the house for a short time before Mr. Robie’s bicycle business went bankrupt. Two other families lived in the house after the Robies, the last leaving the home in 1926. The house was then purchased by the Chicago Theological Seminary, which on at least two occasions had plans to demolish the structure.