Thanks for making Wright Plus a housewalk to remember

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Oak Park's rich architectural history was front and center on Saturday, May 19 at Wright Plus 2018. The annual housewalk presents a rare glimpse inside impeccable, historic homes; the opportunity to explore a variety of architectural forms, from American Prairie style to grand homes inspired by European elegance; and learn about remarkable individuals who shaped history in the village and beyond.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust thanks the Oak Park community, which year after year welcomes visitors from across the country and around the world. As owner and preservation steward of Wright's Home & Studio, the Trust strives to be a good neighbor. Our commitment is generously returned by so many friends and partners. For this we are deeply grateful.

Wright Plus would not be possible without the homeowners who so passionately care for their historic properties and graciously share them. More than 500 volunteers spend hundreds of hours on planning, research and execution to make the housewalk a singular event.

We extend our gratitude to all Wright Plus supporters, our Ultimate Plus guests and our 2018 sponsors: @properties, village of Oak Park, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, ComEd, Downtown Oak Park, Poinsett Insurance Agency/Farmers Insurance, Heritage Tile, Searls Windows & Doors/Marvin Windows & Doors, village of Maywood, Visit Oak Park, West Suburban Medical Center, Albion Residential, Baird & Warner, Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpapers, Community Bank of Oak Park-River Forest, McGrath City Honda Hyundai, PPG Paints, Trader Joe's, West Studio Architects and Gagliardo Realty, as well as our Dine Wright partners: Cozy Corner Breakfast Boutique, Cucina Paradiso, Giordano's Restaurant & Pizzeria, Hemmingway's Bistro, Il Vicolo Trattoria, Little Gem Café, Maya Del Sol, Mickey's Gyros, Oak Park Brewing/Hamburger Mary's, Petersen's Ice Cream and Winberie's Restaurant and Bar.

Thank you also to our Community Partner, the Carleton of Oak Park, official hotel of Wright Plus 2018.

We greatly appreciate the florists whose arrangements graced our tour homes: Flowers for Dreams, Phillips Flowers La Grange, Designs by Guzzardo's (DBG), Garland Flowers, Schereck Designs, Good Earth Greenhouse, Moss Modern Flowers, and Westgate Flowers.

As our successful Wright Plus 2018 draws to a close, we are already planning for next year. Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 18, 2019 — the next Wright Plus.

Celeste Adams

President & CEO

Frank Lloyd Wright Trust

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Michael Ellsworth from Elkhorn  

Posted: May 30th, 2018 11:13 AM

Thank you all for your hard work. It was our first time to Oak Park and FLW. We didn't get through all the properties, but made a day and a lunch down town out of it. Made some interesting people standing in line and connected others to my current interest and docent of the Burnham Street Mfg. Home in Milwaukee.

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