Frank Lloyd Wright’s Allen House

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It was truly such a pleasure and a treat to be able to get a tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright’s Allen House that is located right in Wichita. My tour was given by Amy Reep, the Frank Lloyd Wright’s Allen House Operation Manager who is so extremely knowledgeable and was an amazing tour guide. It was my first time at the house and I was so eager to learn about the rich history and the house’s recent restoration process. The house was designed and completed in 1918 so it is 102 years old! The house is about 95% restored and they have almost all the original furniture, which adds so much to the house. Visitors come from around the world to see the amazing architecture at the house. This was the last prairie style home that Frank Lloyd Wright designed and completed. What that entails is a lot of horizontal lines and natural materials, along with being grounded to the earth.

For the latter part of the segment we headed outside to the beautiful courtyard which was an extension of the living room. It features a bog pond which was made for both leisure activities and in the case of a fire or some emergency where they would need a bucket brigade. In any other year, the house would put on numerous events and have large tours but obviously that is very different this year. If you want to find any more information about the house or to stay tuned for when they are able to resume their events, you can visit their Facebook page at: https://flwrightwichita.org/

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