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Unitarian Meeting House

The Unitarian Meeting House is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative examples of church architecture and as one of Wright’s most influential buildings.

Built

1951

Client

First Unitarian Society

Address

900 University Bay Drive

Status

National Register of Historic Places. National Historic Landmark. Open to the public with tours available.

The Unitarian Meeting House, completed in 1951, shares many hallmarks of Wright’s other Usonian structures. It is a single-story building featuring wide overhanging eaves, a low and unobtrusive entryway, large fireplaces, and a concrete floor. Its most distinctive feature is the soaring glass and wood “prow” on its southern exposure, which Wright said symbolized aspiration. Wright was a long-time member of the First Unitarian Society housed in the Meeting House, and his parents were founding members of the congregation. His design thus reflects both his unique design aesthetic and his spiritual beliefs.

The Unitarian Meeting House will Reopen for Tours Starting on Sept. 13, 2021:

  • Fall schedule: September 13 – October 1, Monday-Friday at 10:00, starting from the Landmark Entrance Reception Desk
  • Every Sunday (year-around) starting September 19 following the 9:00am Church Service (approximately 10:10am) and starting inside the Atrium Auditorium at the left front
  • All tours require reservations, and Unitarian Meeting House Tickets at least 2 hours in advance – Keep in mind, building access is restricted at other times
  • There is a limit of 9 visitors per tour, and all must Wear Masks and observe Socially Distancing
  • See www.unitarianmeetinghouse.org to purchase your tickets.

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