The Unity Temple Restoration Foundation of Oak Park, Ill., reports that of the more than 1,100 buildings that FrankLloydWright designed and the 532 that were built, Wright singled out UnityTemple as his "contribution to modern architecture." Unity Temple is a Unitarian Universalist church in Oak Park, and it was Wright's first public commission and his first sacred space—the last-surviving public building from his legendary Prairie period.
In July 2011, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced that it would propose that Unity Temple and 10 other Frank Lloyd Wright buildings be nominated to UNESCO's World Heritage List.
The Foundation’s website reports that Wright said this of Unity Temple: “That was my first expression of this eternal idea which is at the center and core of all true modern architecture. A sense of space, a new sense of space.”
To set up a tour of Unity Temple and to learn how to support the restoration, visit Unity Temple Restoration Foundation's website at www.utrf.org.