I was invited to photograph Unity Temple in Oak Park a year ago by Heidi Ruehle, Executive Director of the Unity Temple Restoration Foundation, at the annual Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy conference. I took her up on her invitation this week. I purposely did not look at other photographs of the building – especially the contemporary ones in Robert McCarter’s monograph for Phaidon’s Architecure in Detail series (1997) before my own photographic exploration of the building. Details of books about Unity Temple are in a bibliography at the conclusion of this article.

View Mark Hertzberg’s visual journey of Unity Temple on the Wright in Racine blog.

Unity Temple, by Frank Lloyd Wright, in Oak Park, Illinois, Wednesday October 28, 2020. Photos (c) Mark Hertzberg