PHOTOGRAPHY BY BOB KOLBRENER


TOURS

SPECIAL TWILIGHT TOURS AVAILABLE THIS SUMMER
    (Sorry, Tours Full)

Enjoy light hors d’ouevres before a docent-led tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park. See Events page for details.
 
Phone reservations are required for all tours.
 
Tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park may be scheduled by appointment Wednesday through Sunday, subject to availability. Please call 314-822-8359 to make a reservation and leave the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your telephone number
  • The date and time you would like to visit
  • The number of people in your party.

It is recommended that you call at least one week in advance. Groups of 10 to 20 visitors and school groups may call the same number to arrange a private tour. (The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park is not available for rentals.)
 
FLWHEP Tours
The Kraus House can accommodate a maximum of 10 people per tour. Tours of the house last approximately one hour and 15 minutes. They include a 17-minute video by Schwartz and Associates that tells the story of the construction, purchase and restoration of the Kraus House, a Usonian design based on a parallelogram grid (see FLWHEP floor plan). Viewers have the opportunity to hear from a variety of persons involved in the project, including Russell Kraus, who had the house built; Lee Patterson, the builder; and those responsible for the purchase and restoration of the house. Bathroom facilities are not available except for a portable toilet.
 
House Location
The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park is located in Kirkwood in suburban St. Louis County. As shown on the locator map, the restored home is just south of Dougherty Ferry Road, about .3 miles east of I-270 at the following address:

FLWHEP/Kraus House
120 North Ballas Road
Kirkwood, Missouri 63122

School buses and motor coaches must drop off passengers on the east side of North Ballas Road and follow these directions.

Tour Fees
The public tour fee is $10 per person and $5 for children 12 and under. The fee for school groups is $5 per student. Toddlers are discouraged because of possible disruption of the tour and because touching of fabrics and furniture is not allowed.
 
Tours are FREE for FLWHEP members. A $50 membership provides free admission for one person, while membership at the $75 level or above includes free admission for one member and one guest. Members may visit as often as they wish.


Photo
Board member and docent
Janet Schoedinger
and docent Ann Bauer.

 
The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park
   House Address: 120 North Ballas Road — Kirkwood, Missouri 63122
   Mailing Address: 40 Upper Ladue Road — St. Louis, Missouri 63124
314-822-8359 — info@ebsworthpark.org