Hyde Park adds flair to Wright tour

To the Editor: 

For the first time in its 40-year history, the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust’s annual housewalk fundraiser included a privately owned Hyde Park building, the Isidore H. Heller House, which Frank Lloyd Wright designed in 1897. The Trust would like to thank the Hyde Park community for welcoming the 1,300 All Wright Architectural Housewalk participants Sunday, May 18, as they visited Heller House, as well as the Frederick C. Robie House on the University of Chicago campus.

Our dedicated staff and board extends its gratitude to the homeowners who so passionately care for their historic dwellings and graciously share the fruits of their labor, much to the delight of Frank Lloyd Wright aficionados worldwide who attended the 2014 Housewalk. We appreciate our Hyde Park sponsors: Hyatt Place Chicago–South/University Medical Center, Giordano’s, Piccolo Mondo and PorkChop Hyde Park. Our thanks also to Blumgarten and Co., whose donated arrangements graced the Heller House.

Thank you to Ald. William Burns (4th) and his staff, whose advice and support were indispensable.

The Trust’s mission is to engage, educate and inspire the public through the architecture, design and legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright. The funds raised during the Housewalk allow us to preserve our museum sites for future generations and also offer stimulating youth, family and adult education programs.

Next year, the 41st annual Wright Plus Architectural Housewalk will take place on Saturday, May 16 in Oak Park, Ill. We look forward to once again sharing this memorable event with the community.

Celeste Adams
President and CEO
Frank Lloyd Wright Trust