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Frank Lloyd Wright (born Frank Lincoln Wright, June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures and completed 500 works. Wright believed in designing structures which were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture. This philosophy was best exemplified by his design for Fallingwater (1935), which has been called "the best all-time work of American architecture". Wright was a leader of the Prairie School movement of architecture and developed the concept of the Usonian home, his unique vision for urban planning in the United States. His work includes original and innovative examples of many different building types, including offices, churches, schools, skyscrapers, hotels, and museums. Wright also designed many of the interior elements of his buildings, such as the furniture and stained glass. Wright authored 20 books and many articles and was a popular lecturer in the United States and in Europe. His colorful personal life often made headlines, most notably for the 1914 fire and murders at his Taliesin studio. Already well known during his lifetime, Wright was recognized in 1991 by the American Institute of Architects as "the greatest American architect of all time."

The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park, Illinois, has been restored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust to its appearance in 1909, the last year Frank Lloyd Wright lived there with his family. Frank Lloyd Wright purchased the property and built the home in 1889 with a $5,000 loan from his employer Louis Sullivan. He was 22 at the time, and newly wed to Catherine Tobin. The Wrights raised six children in the home. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 and declared a National Historic Landmark four years later.

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pepeljuga1 on December 5, 2012

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~Marlene~ on December 7, 2012

Natuska... and... Tanja...

Thank you both so much for the very nice comments. I'm happy you Like it!

Best wishes, Marlene

KingHawkFan on May 9, 2013

Louis Sullivan designed the Wells Fargo Bank building, which is on the NRHP, in downtown Cedar Rapids. I believe it's on the endangered properties of the county. These buildings are neat. YSL. Best wishes, Dave.

~Marlene~ on May 9, 2013

Sullivan designed dozens of banks around the midwest, Dave, including where I came from in Indiana... he was quite prolific! Thank you so much for the YSL. I really appreciate it!

Best wishes, Marlene

Fallingwater on March 7, 2014

Hello again, Marlene. It's been a little while, but I remember you and your great photos of FLW's houses. (Check back on the previous page for our conversation.) Well, the good news is that I will be in Chicago and Oak Park next month, taking in many of FLW's buildings, among other works of architecture. Thanks again for your postings! -Fallingwater

~Marlene~ on March 7, 2014

Hello Fallingwater… I am very happy for you since I know that is something you wanted to do! I hope our weather improves before you get here. They are saying we are going to have a very cool/cold Spring due to all the ice on the lake. I would recommend bringing a warm jacket (among other things)! I'm sure you'll enjoy the tour and all the great buildings we have here. I am still discovering many of them myself! Thanks for letting me know & happy travels!

Best wishes, Marlene

Fallingwater on March 8, 2014


Thanks for your well wishes, and for your recommendations about the colder than usual weather. I have a long list of buildings that I plan to visit, so yes, hopefully the temperatures are comfortable!

Best regards, Fallingwater

~Marlene~ on March 8, 2014

The thing to remember when you check our weather forecast is that they are giving you the forecast at the airport, which is west of the city. It is ALWAYS cooler by the lake (downtown) and usually breezy, which can be quite uncomfortable. Just be prepared for anything!

Fallingwater on March 9, 2014

Ok, Marlene...I'll keep that in mind. Thanks.

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