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First Christian Church (1972)

First Christian Church exterior

Originally commissioned in 1949 by the Southwest Christian Seminary in Phoenix, Frank Lloyd Wright (then 82 years of age) was to design a Classical University. Complete with chapel and other structures, the campus would occupy eighty acres. His drawings were finished and made public in 1950. The Seminary however, ceased its operations and the university […]

David & Gladys Wright House (1951)

David Wright House at night

Interestingly, David Wright was a sales rep for a concrete block company. The house his father designed for him is built with curved concrete block, as opposed to the wood that father Frank had envisioned. It does have wooden soffits and window frames and the roof is metal. Philippine mahogany was used for the ceilings, […]

Benjamin Adelman House (1950)

Adelman House exterior

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 that contained two bedrooms, two baths […]

The Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona (1929)

Arizona Biltmore Hotel

A Collaboration Frank Lloyd Wright has surely influenced a great deal of designs in the world, and one of the few hotels in the world that can make that claim is the Arizona Biltmore. Designed by Albert Chase McArthur, a Harvard graduate who had studied under Frank Lloyd Wright in Chicago from 1907 – 1909. […]