Welcome to Wright in Glencoe
The legacy of noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright includes more than 1140 distinctive designs. During his lifetime, over 500 of those designs were built, and today more than 400 survive.
Glencoe, Illinois is the location of many of the Prairie style structures Wright created early in his career. Between 1905 and 1916, Wright prepared drawings and/or plans for at least 21 different structures in Glencoe. Fourteen (or possibly fifteen) were built. The thirteen structures that survive today make Glencoe the home of the third largest concentration of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed structures in the world.
Throughout 2015, the Glencoe Historical Society celebrated the centennial anniversary of Ravine Bluffs, a subdivision designed by Wright for his attorney and friend Sherman M. Booth in 1914-15. New research in connection with this anniversary has not only produced many new discoveries and a fresh interpretation of Wright’s work in the community but has also corrected many previous errors in the reporting and presentation of the work. Our events, a new exhibit and this website detail many of those exciting new finds.
Proud Winner of Two National Awards
2016 ALBERT P. COREY AWARD
The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) recently announced the winners of the 71st annual Leadership in History Awards, the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history.
The Glencoe Historical Society received the Albert B. Corey Award which recognizes primarily volunteer-operated historical organizations that best display the qualities of vigor, scholarship and imagination in their work.
2016 WRIGHT SPIRIT AWARD
The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy has announced the winners of the 2016 Wright Spirit Awards recognizing efforts of extraordinary individuals and organizations who have preserved the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright through their tireless dedication and persistent efforts.
The Glencoe Historical Society received the 2016 Wright Spirit Award in the Public Domain category for its series of community events to celebrate the centennial of Wright’s Ravine Bluffs neighborhood.