A Brief History of Red Oak
It started with a church. But not just any church. A house of worship designed by one of the 20th century’s most influential architects, a man who saw beauty in hand-finished wood and stone. Known for his clean, edgy designs, Frank Lloyd Wright seemed an unlikely architect for a church, but the Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois, was personal for him.
He wanted to inspire every aspect of the worship there. He exposed concrete walls to provide amazing acoustics for soulful voices singing in praise. He brought light in through earth-toned stained-glass windows, emphasizing the warmth and simplicity of the red oak trim used throughout the interior.