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Laurent House Museum

  • House is located at 4646 Spring Brook Rd.
  • All tours begin at Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd., Rockford 61107
  • Rockford, IL 61107
  • (815) 877-2952
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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Laurent House in Rockford, Illinois is the only building ever designed by the famed architect for a person with a disability. Kenneth and Phyllis Laurent commissioned and lived in the home from 1952 until early 2012, when it was acquired by a private foundation and added to the National Register of Historic Places.

This single-story Usonian home is both functional and beautiful, decades ahead of ADA accessibility requirements. The home features a solar hemicycle footprint, patio, fishpond, carport, and outdoor connectivity to the natural landscape. The modest home is built of Chicago Common Brick and Red Tidewater Cypress and much of the labor and materials were sourced locally from Rockford.

- Reservations are required for all tours of the Laurent House.
- Tours will be hosted the first full weekend (Saturday and Sunday in the same month) and the third weekend of each month.
- All tours begin on a shuttle bus at Midway Village, 6799 Guilford Rd., Rockford, IL, after checking-in at the Guest Relations table, in the Midway Village Museum lobby.
- Please arrive at Midway Village 15 minutes prior to your tour.
- The bus leaves on the hour, at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. each day that tours operate.
- There are no restrooms or parking available at the Laurent House.

During the winter and early spring months, small private and large group tours are encouraged to tour the Laurent House. For private tours of fewer than 10 guests there is an additional charge. Regardless of size, all special tours are arranged by calling 815-877-2952, or by emailing info@laurenthouse.com.

We welcome the opportunity to assist guests with disabilities at the Laurent House. For assistance and information on accessibility call 815-877-2952, or email info@laurenthouse.com.

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  • Admission: $15 admission - Reservations are required for all tours of the Laurent House.
  • Directions: All tours begin at Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd., Rockford 61107. From I-90 and E. State St. (U.S. Business 20): Go west on E. State to Perryville Rd. Turn right (north) on Perryville to Guilford Rd. (about 1 mile). Turn left (west) on Guilford Rd. to museum entrance on south side of street. From the south: I-39 to I-90 (north, toward Wisconsin) and proceed as above. From IL 251 or IL 2 and Business U.S. 20: Go east on Business 20 to Mulford Rd. Turn left (north) on Mulford to Guilford and turn right (east). Look for the signature Millhouse by the entrance gate.
  • Hours: Tours will be hosted the first full weekend (Saturday and Sunday in the same month) and the third weekend of each month. All tours begin on a shuttle bus at Midway Village, 6799 Guilford Rd., Rockford, IL. The bus leaves on the hour, at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. each day that tours operate. There is no parking available at the Laurent House.

    During the winter and early spring months, small private and large group tours are encouraged to tour the Laurent House. For private tours of fewer than 10 guests there is an additional charge. Regardless of size, all special tours are arranged by calling 815-877-2952, or by emailing info@laurenthouse.com.

    Please arrive at Midway Village 15 minutes prior to your tour.