Out and About Wright goes to Riverside Illinois

Please join us !

Saturday, December 5

9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Join the Conservancy as we kick-off the holiday season! Enjoy an all-day tour of notable architecture in historic Riverside, Illinois, featuring the entire original Avery Coonley Estate designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and related structures in the planned community designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.

This is a rare opportunity to see the interiors of each of the components of the original Coonley Estate, as well as other Coonley-commissioned Prairie School structures located nearby. Box lunches will be provided. The day concludes with a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception at the Coonley Estate hosted by homeowners Dean and Ella Mae Eastman.

Click Here for Full Coonley Out and About Brochure

Tour Schedule (subject to possible changes)

Coonley Estate – Main House (1907)

Coonley Estate – Bedroom Wing (1907)

Coonley Coach House (1911)

Coonley Gardener’s Cottage (1911)

Thorncroft Residence (William Drummond 1912)


Group transportation for attendees is provided from downtown Chicago. Buses will begin loading at 9:00 am and depart promptly at 9:15 am from and return by 5:30 pm to:

80 E. Jackson between Michigan and Wabash,
north side of the street.

The bus will pick up at the side lobby entrance of what is labeled as the Railway Exchange Building (Santa Fe Building).


The registration fee is $150 all inclusive. Registration must be received by November 30. Space is limited. Out and About Wright tour badges will be
provided at bus check-in.

Registration is by mail if paying by check or credit card. You may also register by fax if paying by credit card.

Click Here for Coonley Out and About Registration Form

Photography/Video Policy

Attendees are welcome to bring cameras. However, for security reasons, photographs and videos of the interiors of private homes are NOT allowed.


Please wear comfortable walking shoes. High heels damage floors; ladies are asked to wear low heels. We recommend casual attire. Shoe covers will be provided and must be worn where required.


A boxed lunch and a late afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres reception at the Coonley Residence are included in the registration fee.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is prohibited on the bus, during the tour and reception.

Special Needs

The tour requires the ability to climb stairs and walk from house to house in a 4-5 block radius. Seating is
very limited or unavailable during the tour.

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