In the early 1950’s, Purdue University professor Dr. John Christian and his wife Catherine dreamed of a home that would serve both their desire to entertain faculty, staff and students and be a lasting structure that would grow with their family. The SAMARA house is one of the most complete Frank Lloyd Wright homes in the USA and in 2015 the house was designated as a National Historic Landmark.
You will learn about Frank Lloyd Wright, the family’s personal experiences working with him and how the architect’s philosophies were applied at SAMARA. The house is located at 1301 Woodland Ave., West Lafayette IN, 47906. www.samara-house.org/
The tour starts at 10:30 AM and it will last approximately 1 ½ – 2 hours. Cost for the tour is $10. The driveway up to the house is a little steep, so if you are having an issue with walking, it´s possible to be dropped off close to the front door. Parking is easy on Woodland Ave.
There is no public restroom at the house therefore we suggest that you visit the nearby Starbucks or Marsh before you go on the tour. The drive from Indy is easy on I-65 north to exit 175. Carpooling is encouraged. Driving directions and more information will come later.
After the tour, we will go to the Christos New City Grill (West) for lunch. (Individuals select choices off the menu and pay on their own.) Please mark on the registration form if you will attend or not attend the lunch. The restaurant is located close to the Samara House at 1018 Sagamore Parkway West, West Lafayette, IN 47906 http://www.christosgrill.com
Contact Special Events Chair for further details.