Wright & Like: Milwaukee 2017

Wright & Like: Milwaukee 2017
Event Date: 
Friday, June 2, 2017
Location: 
Milwaukee, WI

Join us on Saturday, June 3, 2017 as Wright In Wisconsin celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of America’s greatest architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, with a very special house tour Wright and Like Milwaukee. This event provides a rare opportunity for interior tours of twelve distinctive architectural treasures by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries.


Weekend at a Glance

Friday, June 2nd 
Special Event
An Evening with Frank Lloyd Wright and George Mann Niedecken
$125 FLLW WI members / $150 non-members
6 pm – 9 pm
 
Saturday, June 3rd
Wright and Like Milwaukee House Tour: A Celebration of Wright's 150th Birthday
9 am – 5 pm
 
150 Years of Frank Lloyd Wright
Sunday June 4th
Enjoy one of these special events at other Wright sites across Wisconsin:
 
AD German Warehouse
300 S. Church St., Richland Center, WI  53581
11 am – 3 pm
 
Special events include a photography exhibit by Richland Center photographer A.S. Rockwell featuring more than a dozen images of Taliesin I before and after the August 1914 fire, a display of FLW designed furniture from a 1934 Warehouse repurposing plan done by Wright for A.D. German which included a “night club” on the first floor and a driving tour of the area. For details see adgermanwarehouse.org.

Wyoming Valley School
6306 State Highway 23, Spring Green, WI  53588
10 am – 2 pm

A celebration to honor Mr. Wright's 150th birthday and the 60th anniversary of construction of the Wyoming Valley School. Enjoy free tours of the school along with food, drink and music to commemorate these important dates. wyomingvalleyschool.com 

Seth Peterson Cottage
E9982 Fern Dell Rd., Lake Delton, WI  53940
1 - 4 pm

25th Anniversary of Cottage Restoration

Commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Cottage’s restoration and Wright’s 150th at this celebration. There will be free tours of the Cottage and a brief program of speakers including restoration architect John Eifler.  sethpeterson.org

Still Bend
3425 Adams St., Two Rivers, WI  54241
4:30 pm – 9 pm

This late afternoon/evening garden party will include games, music, informal tours of the house and a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired Farm to Table Locavore Feast. Reservations required. $80 per person. Proceeds will go to the restoration fund. Info and tickets at www.stillbend.com.


Special Event
Friday, June 2 

An Evening with
Frank Lloyd Wright and George Mann Niedecken

$125 FLLW WI members / $150 non-members
Limited Admission
6 pm – 9 pm

Begin your Wright and Like weekend with this rare opportunity to experience two exceptional homes, the Wright designed Frederick C. Bogk House (1916) and the Niedecken designed Adam J. and Pauline Mayer House (1904). Guests will be assigned one of the two homes to  begin the evening, then halfway through everyone will switch locations.These amazing homes are located just a few blocks apart.  

Throughout the evening you will enjoy hors d'oeuvres, libations, coffee and dessert. Limited to 75. Advanced Reservations Required. 

Adam J. and Pauline Mayer House, George Mann Niedecken – Photo © Zane WilliamsFrederick C. Bogk House, Frank Lloyd Wright – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 13, 2016. Photo by Gary Porter© 2015 Journal Sentinel, Inc., reproduced with permission.

Left Photo - Adam J. and Pauline Mayer House, George Mann Niedecken – Photo © Zane Williams
Right Photo - Frederick C. Bogk House, Frank Lloyd Wright – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 13, 2016. Photo by Gary Porter© 2015 Journal Sentinel, Inc., reproduced with permission.


Saturday, June 3, 2017 - Wright and Like™ Milwaukee | A Celebration of Wright's 150th Birthday

Wright and Like Milwaukee Tour Sites

Albert B. and Edith Adelman House (1948)
Frank Lloyd Wright

Albert B. and Edith Adelman House (1948) Frank Lloyd Wright
​Photo ©The Kubala Washatko Architects, Inc.

Joseph Mollica House (Designed, 1956; Completed, 1958)
Frank Lloyd Wright

Joseph Mollica House (Designed, 1956; Completed, 1958) Frank Lloyd Wright

Photo courtesy of Robert Hartmann. 

American System-Built Home Model B1(1916)
Frank Lloyd Wright

American System-Built Home Model B1 (1916) Frank Lloyd Wright
Photo courtesy of Keith Hice.

American System-Built Home Model Two Flat C (1916) 
Frank Lloyd Wright

American System-Built Home Model Two Flat C (1916)  Frank Lloyd Wright
Photo © Mark Hertzberg

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church (1955-61) 
Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church (1955-61)  Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin

George and Angeline Blair House (1955)
John Randal McDonald

 George and Angeline Blair House (1955) John Randal McDonald
 Photo courtesy Dave Erickson

Dr. George and Lucy Vander Beke House (1954) 
John Randal McDonald

Dr. George and Lucy Vander Beke House (1954)  John Randal McDonald
 

Willis and Lillian Leenhouts House (1948)
Willis and Lillian Leenhouts

Willis and Lillian Leenhouts House    (1948)

Gardner and Dr. Mary Banning Friedlander House (1955)
Willis and Lillian Leenhouts

Gardner and Dr. Mary Banning Friedlander House (1955)

Bernard and Mabel Nietschmann House (1923)
Russell Barr Williamson

Bernard and Mabel Nietschmann House (1923) Russell Barr Williamson

Dr. Walter and Judith Shapiro House (1958)
Abe Tannenbaum

Dr. Walter and Judith Shapiro House (1958) Abe Tannenbaum

 


Ticket Information

Advance Purchase Saves Money and Time 

Wright In Wisconsin Members $60 
Non-members $70    Tickets purchased in advance will be mailed, along with driving maps, on May 19th, allowing you to start your touring at any location. The tour is self-drive. We strongly recommend you allow the entire day for this tour. 
 
Events take place rain or shine. We regret that tour homes are not handicapped accessible. Tour homes are open from 9 am to 5 pm. Please respect the owner's privacy at all other times. 

Orders placed after May 22nd will be placed in WILL CALL for pickup on June 3rd at our one-day tour headquarters, The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 9400 West Congress Street, Milwaukee, beginning at 8 am.This event is a fundraiser for Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin. Tickets are NOT REFUNDABLE.


Tour Headquarters - Saturday June 3rd, 2017

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church (1955-61)
Frank Lloyd Wright

 
9400 W. Congress St.  
Milwaukee, WI  53225
 
8 am – 5 pm
 
The tour day headquarters will be in the Cultural Center next door to the church. The Wright designed church is a tour site and will be open for tours throughout the day. 

Tour tickets may be purchased beginning at 8 am.  

Tickets on tour day are:

$70 for FLLWWI members

$80 for non-members 

Guests may also view exhibits of scale models of Wright buildings. Selected books on and by Frank Lloyd Wright will be available for purchase. Restrooms are available.


Important Information

  • A limited number of tickets will be available for this tour. Past tours have sold out. We strongly encourage purchasing your tickets in advance.
  • We regret these private homes are not handicap-accessible.
  • The Wright & Like tour will not be cancelled due to inclement weather.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Be prepared with sun and/or rain gear.
  • Restrooms are not available at the homes.
  • This program may be subject to change due to events beyond our control.

Tour Proceeds:

Proceeds from Wright and Like tours benefit the Wright In Wisconsin, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote, protect and preserve the heritage of Frank Lloyd Wright, his vision and his architecture, in his native state of Wisconsin.


Lodging Information:

The Ambassador Hotel

An Art Deco landmark. Centrally located at 2308 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee. Call 888.322.3326 and ask for the special Wright and Like tour rate of $119. Reservations should be made by May 3.  
 
For other options in the Milwaukee area see VisitMilwaukee