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Price Tower (1952)

The Price Tower is a 19-story, 221-foot tall skyscraper in Bartlesville, Oklahoma that was designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright and completed in 1956. The building was originally designed in 1929 as a cluster of apartments for New York City, but that plan didn’t come to fruition.  Price wanted to build a building that would be both functional and aesthetically pleasing. The tower was designed to be the headquarters of the H.C. Price Company, but it is now used for a variety of purposes, including offices, a museum, a restaurant, and a hotel.

The building divided into quadrants and is made of copper, concrete and glass. Wright referred to it as “the tree that escaped the crowded forest.”

The H.C. Price Company was a family-owned business for many years. H.C. Price passed away in 1962, but his sons, Harold Jr. and Joe, continued to run the company. The company was sold in 1981, but it continues to operate today as a leading provider of pipeline construction and maintenance services.

The H.C. Price Company was also a major force in the development of the oil and gas industry in the United States. The company’s innovative use of electric welding helped to revolutionize the pipeline construction industry, and its work on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System was a major engineering feat. The H.C. Price Company is a proud part of the history of the oil and gas industry in the United States.

The Price Tower is a landmark in Bartlesville and is a popular tourist destination. The tower is open to the public for tours, and it offers stunning views of the city. Overnight stays are also available at the Inn at Price Tower. There are a number of different types of rooms available, including 2-story suites! Check rates and availability.


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Architecture and home design have always fascinated me. As a young girl I enjoyed drawing floor plans, rearranging my parent’s furniture and playing with Lincoln Logs and Legos.  My passion has always been the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Since I have been old enough to drive a car, I have visited Frank Lloyd Wright homes in the Chicagoland area and attended the Wright Plus house walks. Now, as co-owners of Northern Sky Designs, my husband & I are able to combine our website design skills and FLW travels to bring you this website! Enjoy!

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