Start Date: 3/31/2021 1:00 PM CDT
End Date: 3/31/2021 2:00 PM CDT
Virtual Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park, Kirkwood, MO
This 1,900-square-foot residence built for Russell and Ruth Kraus in the 1950's was Frank Lloyd Wright's first building 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.
Our presenters, Kathryn Feldt and James Kolker, FAIA, will take us on an interactive journey using both video, slideshow and more. Your questions can be answered in our Q&A session immediately following. Learn more about the presenters by clicking here!
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
Members: $15 Non-Members: $30
Students and New Grads Free
James Kolker, FAIA
Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park, Kirkwood, MO
Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park
Associate Vice Chancellor and University Architect at Washington University in St. Louis