The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park, a non-profit organization, has purchased and preserved the Kraus House and its surrounding property as an architectural and design museum, educational center and public park. This new addition to the St. Louis County Park system has been named Ebsworth Park due to a generous donation by Barney Ebsworth in memory of his parents, Alec W. and Bernice W. Ebsworth.
The house has been restored to its original condition. As part of the restoration process, the homes exterior brick walls have been repaired, and the interior surfaces of wood, original furniture and fabrics, and concrete have been restored. In 2007, to improve access to the house, a new road and parking area were built. The 10.5 acres of sloping lawn and dense woods are being improved consistent with Wrights architectural and aesthetic intentions.
The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park manages the house and grounds in cooperation with the St. Louis County Department of Parks and Recreation, which maintains the grounds. The house serves as the focal point for educational activities related to the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and to architecture and design in general. The construction of a visitors/educational center in accordance with Wrights design principles is under consideration.
The house is open to the public for guided tours only by appointment for $10.00 per person. It is free to members of the Friends of the Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park. To make an appointment, call 314-822-8359 (8FLW) in advance. Please visit our Tours page for more information.
The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park
120 North Ballas Road St. Louis, Missouri 63122