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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 61114
  • (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.

The Laurent House is also on the Frank Lloyd Wright Trail, created by Enjoy Illinois. The Trail highlights 13 different Wright-designed buildings open to the public in Illinois. More information can be found at www.enjoyillinois.com/flw.

- Reservations are required for all tours of the Laurent House.
- 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.
- There are no restrooms or parking available at the Laurent House.

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.

  • Admission: General admission tours: $20
    2019 public tour season begins Saturday, April 20
    Private tours are held year round.
    To make reservations, call 815-877-2952.
  • Directions: 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.