The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, which was opened in July of 1961, is the last major building designed by esteemed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The general theme of the church is a Greek cross, with its circular components symbolized throughout the Church. The basic conception of the church is Byzantine, and it is styled after the great Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, now Istanbul. Wright was familiar with Byzantine history and tradition, but he uniquely interpreted these concepts in his design of the church.
This church was erected through the toil of immigrants as a monument to God and as a reminder of our Hellenic heritage, as well as a contribution to our city. Visitors will be awed and inspired by its beauty. The Annunciation doors will be open continually for self-guided tours. Wall-mounted signage will guide individuals in understanding Greek culture, Orthodoxy and Frank Lloyd Wright’s creative interpretation. Docents will be positioned throughout the church to offer comments and answer questions.