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Fallingwater

fallingwater

Designed in 1935 and completed in 1937, it is quite possible that Fallingwater just may be one of the most photographed, videoed, written about and talked about of Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs. It is likely one of the most famous buildings of the 20th century. Built over a waterfall, the house was supposed to serve […]

Guggenheim Museum (1956)

Guggenheim

It’s hard to believe that anyone exists who has not heard of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, New York, or that it has been featured in a few movies. A few? Well, let’s try a statement from guggenheim.org/blogs: “Members of the film and television community have chosen to feature the building in more […]

Herbert Jacobs House I

Jacobs I exterior

Described as “the purest and most famous application of Wright’s Usonian concepts”, the first Jacobs House – there were actually two – (Designed and constructed for Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House in 1936-1937) was built in 1937. Located at 441 Toepfer Avenue in Madison, Wisconsin, Jacobs I is considered by most to be the first […]

Taliesin

Taliesin rock wall

Our chosen tour at Taliesin — the Highlights Tour — consisted of two (very quickly passing) hours, first inside the original architectural school with its huge assembly Hall, and then to Taliesin itself, where we were awed by Wright’s Personal Studio. The tour was devoted to exactly twenty visitors, curious about the architect and where […]

Robie House (1909)

Robie House

Of the approximately 500 structures designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, about 400 of them were actually built. Of that number, the state of Illinois contains more than any other state in the Union. And the majority of those buildings are located in either Chicago or Oak Park, with a number of others in the northern […]

Unity Temple (1906)

Unity Temple

Photo Credit: “Unity Temple” by Teemu008 is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. During the very late 1800s, Frank Lloyd Wright became increasingly innovative in terms of his architectural style; this period was the beginning of what came to be known as Wright’s Prairie style. Inspired by the low and mostly flat landscape of the Midwest, the Prairie style home, […]

Hollyhock House (1921)

Hollyhock exterior

Hollyhock House added to World Heritage List On July 7, 2019, UNESCO announced the addition of the Barnsdall Hollyhock House along with seven other Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings to the United Nations’ list of the world’s most significant cultural and natural sites. (This page may contain affiliate links. See our disclosure about affiliate links […]

Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona (1937)

Taliesin West exterior

By 1932, Frank Lloyd Wright was not only growing tired of the harsh Wisconsin winters ( I can only imagine; a call to our friends back in Illinois had confirmed the 15-18 inches of snow that had fallen and the four-foot drifts in our driveway while we visited Taliesin West), he was also going broke. […]