June marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of iconic American architect and interior designer Frank Lloyd Wright. Of his thousands of designs, more than 500 private residences, commercial buildings and other works were built during and after his lifetime. Wright pioneered the Prairie School movement and is famous for his philosophy of organic architecture. His masterpieces are marked by hipped roofs, use of horizontal lines, narrow windows, landscape integration and open floor plans, to name a few features. Chicago and the surrounding Midwest feature a large concentration of his standing works, but his designs spanned the country and even as far as Japan. This week’s Bucket List features eight of Frank Lloyd Wright’s landmark properties you can tour in honor of his 150th birthday. In addition to touring his works, the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust is also hosting a variety of programs in honor of his birthday.
Paste Travel’s Bucket List columnist Lauren Kilberg is a Chicago-based freelance writer. Her travels have found her camping near the Pakistani border of India and conquering volcanoes in the Philippines.