Emerson, Wright, and Unity Temple

October 27th, 2020|

Unity Temple anecdote—November, 2020Many of us longtime interpreters at the Home & Studio and at Unity Temple have stories to tell about exceptional tour experiences. A memorable one for me happened in the spring of

Lost Letters at Unity Temple

October 19th, 2020|

Ten years ago, on September 30th, it was discovered that the epigram "FOR THE WORSHIP OF GOD AND THE SERVICE OF MAN" on the exterior of Unity had been vandalized. Of a total of 72

Unity Temple and the Klesert House

October 8th, 2020|

There is an interesting connection between UNITY TEMPLE and a house that will be featured on Wright Plus 2021, the John Klesert House. The Klesert House, located at 517 Keystone Avenue in River Forest, was

Is Unity Temple a Music Box?

September 28th, 2020|

Edward Lifson and Tim Samuelson once lectured in the Unity Temple cube to discuss its formation. They wondered: Instead of simply describing concrete masses grouped around an energized central space, what if the structure could

Unity Temple as New Future for Architecture

September 18th, 2020|

Unity Temple holds a unique place in the development of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture. It is simultaneously an accomplished representative of architectural conventions and a triumphant overture to a new architecture. The equal-armed cross imbedded