Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House, Wichita

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Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Commissioned in 1916 and completed in 1918, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Allen House is named after its first owners, newspaper publisher Henry Allen and his wife, Elsie. It was the last of the architect’s famous brick prairie houses, which emphasized horizontal lines, earth tones and a continuous blending of interiors with exteriors.

Architectural writers who have visited the house believe its living room is “one of the great rooms of the 20th century.” The home features more than 30 pieces of Wright-designed furniture, all of its original art glass and several new-for-their-time innovations, such as wall-hung water closets and an attached garage. Visit the site that USA Today considers one of the “10 great Frank Lloyd Wright home tours” in the nation.

This beautiful home has been preserved as a museum thanks to the Allen House Foundation.
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  • The house was built in 1917 in a neighborhood full of Victorians. The neighborhood must have been horrified to see this house go up. It's of course one of Frank's prairie style house. I did not know.....  more »
  • The tours are long and expensive, but worth the time and money. We took the 3 hour tour and it was $80. The guide was enthusiastic and had lots of information to share. There are chairs you can...  more »
  • We booked our tour online and then just used our name to check in. The main tour guide seemed to be a bit hesitant in her presentation however the second guide was very good. The house is outstanding and once again Frank Lloyd Wright was ahead of his time! If it weren't so hot we could've spent more time in the garden as it is beautifully restored. It was very disturbing to learn things are being stolen out of the house during the tours, shame on the people taking bits of history! This is well worth the admission!
  • I loved visiting Architectural Sites . The Administrater was a friend and previous partner in an architectural firm so it was nice to visit with him and his daughter who assists him. This is the third time being there. I never get tired of seeing the talent of design either in buildings or art works.

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