For those who are already planning ahead for this year, the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust has announced the program for its Ultimate Plus Weekend, scheduled for May 13 – 16, 2010. The weekend includes a Chairman's Reception and Twilight Tour, the Prairie Homes and Gardens Friday Excursion, Exclusively Wright Dinners, Sunday Smart Start at the Robie House, and the 36th annual Wright Plus housewalk.

The housewalk grants visitors a rare glimpse into private homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries in Oak Park and River Forest, Ill. And the 2010 tour will showcase 11 structures, including two homes that have never before been open to the public. Buildings slated for the Wright Plus housewalk are:

  • E. Arthur Davenport House (1901; Wright and Webster Tomlinson)
  • Charles E. Matthews House (1909; Thomas Tallmadge and Vernon Watson)
  • Rollin Furbeck House (1897; Wright)
  • River Forest Women's Club (1913, recently converted into a private residence; William Drummond)
  • Solomon Thatcher Jr. House (1874; architect research is ongoing)
  • Frank W. Thomas House (1901; Wright)
  • David A. Thatcher House (1880; architect research is ongoing)
  • Charles F. Lorenzen House (1908; E. E. Roberts)
  • Frederick C. Robie House (1908 – 1910; Wright)
  • Unity Temple (1905 – 1908; Wright)
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio (1889/1898; Wright)

    The Solomon Thatcher Jr. House and the David A. Thatcher House both are new additions to the Wright Plus housewalk. According to the Trust, the Wright Plus housewalk typically sells out a few months in advance, so don't wait too long to purchase tickets to this event. Tickets are $80 for members, $95 for non-members. Tickets for the other Ultimate Plus Weekend events may be purchased individually or as part of a package at www.gowright.org.