Event Calendar

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Webinar - FLW Ebsworth Park Virtual Tour

Start Date: 3/31/2021 1:00 PM CDT
End Date: 3/31/2021 2:00 PM CDT


Organization Name: ALA

Contact:
Joanne Sullivan
Email: ala@alatoday.org
Phone: (847) 382-0630

Virtual Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park, MO 

This 1,900-square-foot residence built for Russell and Ruth Kraus in the 1950's was Frank Lloyd Wright's first buidling in the St. Louis area and only one of  five Wright designs in Missouri. It is an excellent example of Wright's democratic vision, intended to provide middle-class Americans with beautiful architecture at an affordable cost.

The home is notable not only for its architectural integrity, but for retaining all of its original Wright-designed furnishings and fabrics. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is nestled in a grassy setting encompassing 10.5 acres.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discover how this 1,900sf house is an excellent example of Wright’s democratic vision, intended to provide middle-class Americans with beautiful architecture at an affordable cost.

2. Review the restoration process of the home’s exterior brick walls to assure continued integrity.

3. Analyze the interior restoration of wood, concrete and the original furniture and fabrics.

4. Discuss the architectural integrity of the home as well as its site for being consistent with Frank Lloyd Wright’s organic architecture and landscape aesthetics.

Approved by ALA and AIA for 1 LU/HSW  

Presenter: 
Kathryn Feldt
Executive Director
Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park