Bagged Another Wright

by | Oct 25, 2004

Some people like to bag peaks. Colorado has 54 fourteen thousand foot peaks, for instance. So people work to “bag” as many as they can. I have another more citified pursuit. The bagging of Frank Lloyd Wright designed properties. With DK and Anina—in Chicago for a philosophy conference—we embarked on a cultural Sunday in Hyde Park. First stop, 5757 S. Woodlawn, home of the 1910 Wright commission known as the Robie House, for Frederick C. Robie, its first owner.

Robie House living room with prominent south facing windows.

The house is undergoing a ten-year restoration. Little of the original furniture is on display. The dining table and chairs are on display four blocks away, at U of C’s Smart Museum.