Journey to Taliesin West
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There are 11
Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings in the greater Phoenix, Arizona area.
Tours are available at the Arizona
Biltmore Hotel, Taliesin West,
the David Wright House
and the Gammage Auditorium.
(Buildings are listed by year built.) Click on a building below
to view more photos and learn more about its history and location.
Arizona Biltmore Hotel
Wright always had a
penchant for using indigenous materials in his projects.
Pre-cast concrete "Biltmore Blocks" that were designed
by McArthur and molded on-site were the "Wright stuff"
used in the construction of the Biltmore Hotel...
Taliesin West (1937)
Originally known as the Taliesin Fellowship,
the little "camp" of architects would grow into Taliesin
West on the six hundred acres Wright purchased around 1937 at
the foothills of the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale...
Carlson House (1950)
In this case, the location was a major
disappointment: trees and a significant fence hid the entire
home and surrounding property of the original owner Raymond
Carlson, who, after graduating from Stanford University...
The Benjamin Adelman House was constructed
circa 1952 from a design Wright had done in the 1940s.
The original floor plan called for a 700 square-foot main house
with living and dining space, workspace, master bedroom, and
bath, and a 500 square foot guest house behind the main house...
David Wright House
Built in 1951 in Arcadia and designed
apparently as part of a Frank Lloyd Wright magazine story circa
1948 on how to live in the desert southwest, the 2,200 square
foot home sitting on two acres of land is also of a circular
Boomer Cottage (1953)
Supposedly the Adelmans and Boomers
met at the Biltmore Hotel and often played bridge together and
sometimes with Mamie Eisenhower. Two stories in height
with an equilateral parallelogram footprint and built around
a central chimney flue, the home was designed as what Wright
called a "mountain cottage"...
In 1952, Price had visited Wright
at Taliesin West to discuss building a multi-story building
in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The result was a commission
to build the 19-story, 221-foot tall Price Tower. Not
A new owner took possession in 1994
and hired John Rattenbury to make some significant changes to
the house... Even at the end of Wright's life and career,
he still adhered to his philosophy of organic architecture that
blend with its surroundings...
Grady Gammage Memorial
Auditorium, considered by many to be the crowning jewel of ASU’s
Tempe campus, is one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s last designs and
was constructed to be as acoustically perfect as possible.
First Christian Church (1972)
His drawings were finished and made
public in 1950. The Seminary however, ceased its operations
and the university was never built. Permission was obtained
from Wright's widow to use the plans for a new First Christian
Church; construction began in 1971 and...