Over the years I’ve traveled all over the United States by car.  Since 1999 I’ve logged over 100,000 miles on my trusty Saturn and more than 60,000 miles on my new VW.  I’m just a regular guy with a camera and an appreciation for the Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Arizona


Arcosanti, Meyer, Arizona

Arcosanti,  Meyer, Arizona In my research and reading about Frank Lloyd Wright, I can’t help but be fascinated by the experiences of the people around …


Taliesin West Scottsdale, Arizona

Taliesin West: Scottsdale, Arizona No trip to the desert south-west would be complete without spending some serious time at Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home, studio …


Arizona Biltmore Hotel Phoenix, Arizona

Arizona Biltmore Hotel: Phoenix, Arizona Though not officially a Wright building, it is definitely Wright influenced and he was said to have been consulted on …


Arthur Pieper House Phoenix, Arizona

Arthur Pieper House: Phoenix, Arizona I’m not sure if Arthur is in any relation to Harold Price, but if he is, he did not inherit …


Harold Price House Phoenix, Arizona

Harold Price House: Phoenix, Arizona Harold Price is a man who likes his privacy!  He likes it even more than Raymond Carleson.  In theory there …


First Christian Church, Phoenix, Arizona

First Christian Church, Phoenix, Arizona We planned our visit to this church PERFECTLY!!!  We were coming from Brunch at the Biltmore hotel, so we were …


Norman Lykes House Phoenix, Arizona

Norman Lykes House: Phoenix, Arizona Up in the hills north of town is the Phoenix equivalent of the Hollywood Hills.  There are a lot of …


Grady Gammage Memorial Theatre At Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona

Grady Gammage Memorial Theatre at Arizona State University: Tempe, Arizona Though this theatre was designed by Wright, it was not built until after his death …


Raymond Carleson House, Phoenix, Arizona

Raymond Carleson House, Phoenix, Arizona This home is currently up for sale.  It is Gorgious.  If I had a million laying around and could stand …

California


Aline Barnsdale Hollyhock House Los Angeles, California

Aline Barnsdale “Hollyhock” House: Los Angeles, California The front door. The saddest thing about this page is that this is the only one of my …


Anderton Court Shops, Beverly Hills, California

Anderton Court Shops, Beverly Hills, California View from inside court yard. Rodeo drive is the perfect location for this group of shops.  Wright did a …


Storer House, Hollywood, California

Storer House, Hollywood, California View from the street. One of the smallest of the textile block homes in Los Angeles, the Storer house was built …


Marin County Civic Center, Marin County, California

Marin County Civic Center from one of the terraces. In January of 2000 I did a road trip that circled the entire United States.  My …

Illinois


Frederick C. Robie House 2004, Illinois

No scaffolding in site! The amazing thing about this year’s visit to Oak Park and the Robie house is that the exterior work is basically …


Kenneth And Phyllis Laurent Residence, Illinois

The Laurent Residence is a beautiful little Usonian that provides a lot of privacy thaks to the landscaping. Built in 1949 for Mr. Kenneth and …


The William E. Drummond House, Illinois

HEY! I actually got my Wright Plus photos up in the same year that we attended the tour!  If you’re not familiar with Wright Plus, …


William H. Pettit Mortuary Chapel Illinois

This building defintely stands out in a cemetary. This building was built in 1906 as a memorial to Mr. Pettit by his wife Emma. The …


Kissam House Glencoe, Illinois


Sherman Booth Cottage Glencoe, Illinois


Willits Gardner’s Cottage And Stable Highland Park, Illinois


Waller Apartments Chicago, Illinois

The Waller Apartments were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1895, though he did not supervise their construction.   They were built about the same time …


Peter Beachy House Oak Park, Illinois

Beachy House from Forest Ave.   May, 2003 The Peter Beachy house actually started its life as the Victorian Fargo House.  It was purchased in 1900 …


Charles Brown House Evanston, Illinois


Charles Roberts House Oak Park, Illinois


DanaThomas House, Springfield, IL

New Photos taken May 10, 2004 If you have an appreciationfor the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, you must see this home. It embodies everything that …


H.P. Young House Oak Park, Illinois


Baker House Wilmette, Illinois


Colonel George Fabyan Villa Remodeling Geneva, Illinois

The way I travelled on this road trip roughly followed the path that Mr. Wright took in designing these homes and buildings. As I read …


Frank Wright Thomas House Oak Park, Illinois

Down the street from the Visitor’s center is the Thomas house.  This is one of the homes that I would LOVE to tour.   Built in …


Hoyt Residence Geneva, Illinois

The Hoyt House is well protected… from site at least. There is a nice wall surrounding the Hoyt Residence. This adds to the owners privacy. …


Mary M. W. Adams House Highland Park, Illinois


Gridley Residence Batavia, Illinois

A look at the Gridley House from the street. I had to use some serious lens to get this close to it since it is …


Hollis Root House Glencoe, Illinois


Hyde House Chicago, Illinois


William F. Ross House Glencoe, Illinois


Wright Plus House Tour, 2003 Oak Park, Illinois

 The mile markers flew past my window as I drove through rural Iowa on my way North.  I was getting a first hand education on …


Wright Plus Tour, 2001, IL

The mile markers flew past my window as I drove through rural Iowa on my way North.  I was getting a first hand education on …


J. Kibben Ingalls House River Forest, Illinois


Frederick C. Robie House Oak Park, Illinois

The Frederick C. Robie house designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1908is in the middle of a 10 year renovation project.  At this …


River Forest Tennis Club River Forest, Illinois


William Winslow Gates River Forest, Illinois


William Winslow Residence And Stable River Forest, Illinois


Charles Perry House Glencoe, Illinois


Copeland House Interior Remodeling Oak Park, Illinois


Foster House Chicago, Illinois


Goan House LaGrange, Illinois


Bradley House Kankakee, Illinois

The Bradley house and stable were built in 1900. According to Storrer, it is also called “Glenlloyd”.The house and stable are built next door to …


Arthur Heurtley House Oak Park, IL

This is the other perfect home on the tour.  It was built by Wright in 1902 for Arthur Heurtley and his family.  Over the years, …


George Furbeck House Oak Park, Illinois


Hickox House Kankakee, Illinois (S056)

The town of Kankakee is really interesting. I loved driving throught the old part of town. I wound around and found the two Wright homes …


The Rookery Building Entry Chicago, Illinois


Tomek House Riverside, Illinois


Blossom House Chicago, Illinois


Guy C. Smith House Chicago, Illinois


1st National Bank Of Dwight, Dwight, IL

The morning after the Wright Plus tour, we were heading south out of town on our way to see Frank Lloyd Wright’s Dana Thomas house …


Allen Friedman House Bannockburn, Illinois

The Friedman house was designed in 1956 and was one of the last that Wright built before his death.  It is located north of Chicago …


Avery Coonley House Riverside, Illinois


Baldwin House Kenilworth, Illinois


Edwin Cheney House Oak Park, Illinois

Right across the street from the Furbeck house is the Cheney.  Built in 1903, it is a compact, single story bungalo with a lot of …


Robert Parker House Oak Park, Illinois

The home that Frank Lloyd Wright built for Robert P. Parker is one that I’m particularly interested in.  Built in 1892, it is one of …


Walter Gale House Oak Park, Illinois


Willits Residence Highland Park, Illinois


Mrs. Thomas Gale House Oak Park, Illinois


Wasler House Chicago, Illinois


E. Arthur Davenport Residence River Forest, Illinois


Isabel Roberts House River Forest, IL

This house is one of 2 PERFECT Wright homes on the tour.  Originally built in 1908, it was renovated and updated by William Drummond in …


Frederick C. Robie House (2003) Chicago, Illinois


Isadore Heller House, Chicago, Illinois

 About six blocks north of the Robie House is the Isadore Heller house.  It was designed by Wright in 1896 and couldn’t be more different …


Ravine Bluffs Homes Glencoe, Illinois


Rollin Furbeck House Oak Park, Illinois

Just down the street from the Fricke house is the Furbeck House.  Though it was not on the Wright Plus 2001 tour, it was very …


Avery Coonley Playhouse Riverside, Illinois


Coonley Gardner’s Cottage Riverside, Illinois


Charles Roberts Stable Oak Park, Illinois


Clark Residence LaGrange, Illinois


McArthur House Chicago, Illinois


Oscar A. Johnson House Evanston, Illinois


Coonley Coach House Riverside, Illinois


Hills DeCaro House Oak Park, Illinois

Front Entry of the Hills-DeCaro House.  May, 2003 Most Frank Lloyd Wright homes are identified by the names of the original owners (Robie or Darwin …


Nathan Moore House Oak Park, Illinois

Its hard to walk the streets around Wright’s Home and Studio and NOT notice the Nathan Moore house.  It is one of his most distinctive …


William B. Greene Residence Aurora, Illinois

The Greene residence is an updated version of the Fireproof House for $5000 that Wright built quite often in this period. It originally had a …


Unity Temple Oak Park, Illinois

Every year, part of the Wright Plus tour is the Unity Temple.  This was one of Wright’s first public building commissions.  It has been going …


William Martin House Oak Park, Illinois

William Martin was a significant person in Mr. Wright’s career. Not only did he have a beautiful home in Oak Park built by Mr. Wright, …


Emmond House LaGrange, Illinois


Glasner House Glencoe, Illinois


Harry Goodrich House Oak Park, Illinois


Herbert House Remodeling Evanston, Illinois


Hunt Residence LaGrange, Illinois


Sherman Booth Home Remodeling Glencoe, Illinois


Bach House Chicago, Illinois


Bradley Stable Kankakee, Illinois

Built at the same time (1900) as the Bradley house (S.052), the stable was in HORRIBLE shape when I visited it in 2003. You can …


Kenwood Dining Room Remodeling Chicago, Illinois

I know… These photos don’t show a home designed or built by Wright, but at one point in its career, Wright re-designed their dining room.  …


Thomas Gale House Oak Park, Illinois


Burleigh House Wilmette, Illinois


Chauncey Williams House River Forest, IL

This place is really weird.  I imagine at one time it looked pretty good, but the way its decorated.  The back of the house is …


Duncan Residence Lisle, Illinois


Evans House Chicago, Illinois


Horse Show Fountain Oak Park, Illinois


Millard House Highland Park, Illinois


Francis And Mary Little Residence #1 Peoria, Illinois

There are a few clients that commissioned more than one building from Mr. Wright. I find their stories quite interesting. As I made my way …


Frederick Bagley House Batavia, Illinois


William G. Fricke House Oak Park, Illinois

The Fricke House was beautiful.  It was originally designed and built in 1901 and some of the original house remains intact.  It is a stucco building …


Frank Lloyd Wright Home And Studio Oak Park, Illinois

No tour of Oak Park would be complete without viewing Wright’s own home and studio.  One of his earliest building projects, it as continually added …


Balch House Oak Park, Illinois


Blossom Garage Chicago, Illinois


Charnley House Chicago, Illinois


E Z Polish Factory Chicago, Illinois


Francis Wooley House Oak Park, Illinois


Nichols House Flossmoor, Illinois


William Kier House Glencoe, Illinois


Edward And Florence Irving Residence And Garage Decatur, Illinois

The Irving Residence Looking at the side of the Irving hosue and garage. Another good look at the well shaded Irving House Irving House with …


Harry Adams House Oak Park, Illinois


Jessie Adams House Chicago, Illinois

Indiana


DeRhodes House South Bend, Indiana


Haynes House, Fort Wayne, Indiana

The John Haynes house is a small Usonian home in a quiet neighborhood near Fort Wayne Indiana. My wife and I just drove by and …


Herman T. Mossberg Residence South Bend, Indiana

I had the distinct honor ofhaving an extended conversation with the owner of the Herman T. Mossberg house. She and her husband purchased the home from …


Armstrong House Ogden Dunes, Indiana

Iowa


Alvin Miller House Charles City, Iowa


City National Bank Mason City, Iowa


Delbert W. Meier Residence Monona, Iowa

This home is one of the American System-Built Homes that Wright designed between 1915 and 1917. These two story homes have a remarkable resemblance to …


Cedar Rock, Quasqueton, Iowa

 What the heck was I doing driving down a rural highway between small farm towns in the middle of Iowa?  On my way to meet …


Park Inn Hotel Mason City, Iowa


Stockman House Mason City, Iowa


Walter House, Cedar Rock Quasqueton, Iowa

Entry Gates to the house that are no longer used. May, 2003 Wright positioned the home perfectly at the bend in the river to see …

Kansas


Wichita, Kansas

I’ve made numerous trips to Wichita, Kansas to spend time with my Father.  I had a lot of fun sharing my interest in Frank Lloyd …

Kentucky


Reverend Jessie R. Ziegler Residence Frankfort, Kentucky

Reverend Ziegler met Frank Lloyd Wright by chance on the boat bound for Europe in 1909.  The struck up a conversation and a commission was …

Maryland


Joseph Euchtman House 1939, MD

The Euchtman House is another that is close to home, but one that I’ve somehow missed photographing for years. Like the Marden house, I kept …


Llewellyn Wright House Bethesda, MD

Alright, alright alright.  I’ve heard it enough times frompeople.  What kind of Wright fanatic can I be if I haven’t evenphotographed a Wright home that …

Michigan


Gregor Affleck House Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Gregor Affleck House: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan New Photos added 01/29/2004 The Affleck House was built in 1940 about 2 miles away from the Melvyn Maxwell …


Meyer May House Grand Rapids, MichiganAmberg House Grand Rapids, Michigan

Meyer May House: Grand Rapids, Michigan The home that Frank Lloyd Wright built for Meyer May and his wife, Sophie in 1908-9 was truly revolutionary …


Amberg House Grand Rapids, Michigan

Amberg House: Grand Rapids, Michigan The Amberg house has a tenuous connection to Frank Lloyd Wright.  Wright actually received the commission to design the Amberg …


Carl Wall House, Snowflake Plymouth, Michigan

Carl Wall House, “Snowflake”: Plymouth, Michigan This home was one of the ones that was extremely difficult to see from the street.  I ended up …


Erling P. And Kathrine Brauner House Okemos, Michigan

Erling P. and Kathrine Brauner House: Okemos, Michigan This Brauners were part of the original cooperative group to build Wright homes in this area. Okemos, …


Ernest Vosburgh Summer House Grand Beach, Michigan

Ernest Vosburgh Summer House: Grand Beach,Michigan (S.197) The Ernest Vosburgh house is one of three that Wright built in Grand Beach, Michigan. This is the …


Helen And Ward McCartney Residence Kalamazoo, Michigan

Helen and Ward McCartney Residence: Kalamazoo, Michigan View from the driveway of the McCartney House Frank Lloyd Wright was known for designing beautiful homes for …


Robert D. Winn Residence Kalamazoo, Michigan

Robert D. Winn Residence: Kalamazoo, Michigan   Frank Lloyd Wright was known for designing beautiful homes for his clients.  He also had a vision for …


Melvyn Maxwell Smith House Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Melvyn Maxwell Smith House: BloomfieldHills, Michigan Updated Photos: 01/22/2004 Bloomfield Hills, Michigan is a suburb of Detroit.  Thishome is placed in a beautiful wooded area …


W.S. Carr Residence Grand Beach, Michigan

W.S. Carr Residence: Grand Beach, Michigan (S.199) The W.S. Carr house was built in 1916 on the bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan. You can see the lake …


William And Mary Palmer Residence Ann Arbor, Michigan

William and Mary Palmer Residence: Ann Arbor, Michigan The Palmer House is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan near the University of Michigan.  It is absolutely …


Carl Schultz Residence St. Joseph, Michigan

Carl Schultz Residence: St. Joseph, Michigan (S.426) I visited the Schultz House in 2003 when I was driving through Michigan on my way to the …


Don And Mary Lou Schaberg Residence Okemos, Michigan

Don and Mary Lou Schaberg Residence: Okemos, Michigan Schaberg House from the street According to Thomas Heinz in his book “The Vision of Frank Lloyd …


Eric V. Brown Residence Kalamazoo, Michigan

Eric V. Brown Residence: Kalamazoo, Michigan   Frank Lloyd Wright was known for designing beautiful homes for his clients.  He also had a vision for …


Harper House St. Joseph, Michigan

Harper House: St. Joseph, Michigan New Photos of the Harper House View of the Harper House from across the street. There’s a lot to be …


Frank Lloyd Wright Homes In Galesburg, Michigan

Frank Lloyd Wright homes in Galesburg, Michigan This visit was a heartbreaker for me.  This particular site seeing trip was planned on the spur of …


Goetsch Winkler House Okemos, Michigan

Goetsch-Winkler House: Okemos, Michigan Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Goetch-Winkler House for twowomen who worked in the art department of Michigan State University in East …


Howard And Helen Anthony House Benton Harbor, Michigan

Howard and Helen Anthony House: BentonHarbor, Michigan (S.315) The Howard and Helen Anthony house was built in 1949 near the St. Joseph River in Benton …


James And Dolores Edwards Residence Okemos, Michigan

James and Dolores Edwards Residence: Okemos, Michigan Looking up at the Edwards House from the cul-de-sac Built in 1949, it is located right down the …


Joseph Bagley House Grand Beach, Michigan

Joseph Bagley House: Grand Beach, Michigan (S.198) I’m confused and disoriented by the Joseph J. Bagley house in Grand Beach, Michigan. It didn’t have a …


Lewis H. Goddard Residence Plymouth, Michigan

Lewis H. Goddard Residence: Plymouth, Michigan The Goddards were friends of the Walls.  They built their home next door to the Walls in Plymouth, Michigan …


Robert Levin Residence Kalamazoo, Michigan

Robert Levin Residence: Kalamazoo, Michigan   Frank Lloyd Wright was known for designing beautiful homes for his clients.  He also had a vision for communities.  …


Turkel House Detroit, Michigan

Turkel House: Detroit, Michigan UPDATE (3/25/06): Click HERE for some new interior photos and information on the Turkel House. The Turkel house was built in …

Missouri


Clarence Sondern House, Kansas City, Missouri

Clarence Sondern House, Kansas City, Missouri New Photos of the Sondern House Monument to Privacy I sought out this house with my father on one …


Frank Bott House, Kansas City, Missouri

Frank Bott House, Kansas City, Missouri Beautiful Rumblestone and steel house. Built in the usonian style, the 1955 Frank Bott house is supposedly still owned …


Kansas City Community Christian Church, Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Community Christian Church, Kansas City, Missouri Rainy Day in KC.  Great day for going to church. Designed in 1940 by Frank Lloyd Wright, …


Russell And Ruth Kraus Residence 1951, Missouri

Russell and Ruth Kraus Residence: 1951 Kirkwood, Missouri The Kraus house was a long time in coming. It was originally designed by Wright in 1946, …

New York


Isabelle Martin House, Graycliff Derby, NY

Isabelle Martin House, Graycliff: Derby, NY Update to Graycliff: August 2003 Graycliff on the left, The Foster House (Garage and Servant’s Quarters) on the right …


Isabel Martin House Garage Derby, NY

Isabel Martin House Garage: Derby, NY Update to the Foster House: August 2003 The Foster House The Isabel Martin House Garage is often referred to …


Larkin Company Office Building Buffalo, NY

Larkin Company Office Building: Buffalo, NY Update to the Larkin Pillar Restoration: August 2003 One of Wright’s first public building commission was the Larkin Company …


Walter V. Davidson House Buffalo, NY

Walter V. Davidson House: Buffalo, NY Davidson House Built in 1908, the Davidson house was the last of the homes built for Larkin employees.  The …


William R. Heath House Buffalo, NY

William R. Heath House: Buffalo, NY Testing the Roof of the Heath House for leaks Why is it that it ALWAYS rains when I visit …


Barton House Buffalo, NY

Barton House: Buffalo, NY The Barton House from the street The George Barton House was built in 1903 and was the first home built as …


Darwin D. Martin House Buffalo, NY

Darwin D. Martin House: Buffalo, NY Updated Photos and Text: Aug 9, 2003 The History of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin D. Martin house makes for …


E. E. Boynton House Rochester, NY

E. E. Boynton House: Rochester, NY My wife and I were traveling through New York and thought we’d swing by the Edward E. Boynton house …

Ohio


Louis Penfield House Ohio

Louis Penfield House The Louis Penfield house in Willoughby, Ohio has been available for weekend/holiday rentals for over a year now. My wife and I …


Gerald B. Tonkens Residence Amberley Village, Ohio

Gerald B. Tonkens Residence: Amberley Village, Ohio The Gerald Tonkens House is a beautiful concrete block house in the suburbs North of Cincinnati.  You can …


Kenneth Meyers Medical Clinic Dayton, Ohio

Kenneth Meyers Medical Clinic: Dayton, Ohio Clinic Sign This sign is somewhat misleading.  While the main office building for Dr. Apesos’ practice was designed by …


William Boswell House Indian Hill, Ohio

William Boswell House: Indian Hill, Ohio There are very few Wright homes that are still inhabited by their original owner. The Boswell residence is one …


Burton J. Westcott House Springfield, Ohio

Burton J. Westcott House: Springfield, Ohio The Burton J. Westcott House has a varied history.  It started on the design table in 1906 and was …


Cedric And Patricia Boulter House Cincinnati, Ohio

Cedric and Patricia Boulter House: Cincinnati, Ohio This house was familiar to me…. very familiar.  The house that sparked my interest in Wright was Herb …

Oklahoma


Bartlesville Community Center Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Bartlesville Community CenterPeter Beers8/6/[email protected] Bartlesville Community Center: Bartlesville, Oklahoma The Bartlesville Community Center wasn’t designed by Wright. His son-in-law Wes Peters designed it many years …


Harold Price Jr. House Hillside Bartlesville, Oklahoma 1953

Harold Price Jr. HousePeter Beers8/6/[email protected] Harold Price Jr. House “Hillside”: Bartlesville, Oklahoma 1953 While building the Price Tower for his father, Harold Price Jr. had …


Mystery House, Oklahoma

Mystery Apprentice HousePeter Beers8/6/[email protected] Mystery House This house isn’t designed by Wright. I think the person who designed it knew a little about Wright’s work. …


Price Tower Bartlesville, Oklahoma 1952 56

Price Tower: Bartlesville, Oklahoma Close-up with the fish-eye First Visit, October 2002 Second Visit: April 2006           October 2002: The drama …


Price Tower Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Price Tower: Bartlesville, Oklahoma Close-up with the fish-eye First Visit, October 2002 Second Visit: April 2006           October 2002: The drama …


Richard Lloyd Jones Residence Tulsa, Oklahoma 1929

Richard Lloyd Jones ResidencePeter Beers8/6/[email protected] Richard Lloyd Jones Residence: Tulsa, Oklahoma 1929 This home is very visible. It is a little hard to find because …

Pennsylvania


Fallingwater Mill Run, Pennsylvania

Fallingwater: Mill Run, Pennsylvania Fallingwater: January, 2003     Fallingwater Interior Photos: March, 2003 No examination of Frank Lloyd Wright’s work would be complete without an examination …


Kentuck Knob. Chalk Hill, Pennsylvania

Kentuck Knob.  Chalk Hill, Pennsylvania Kentuck Knob is one of my favorite Frank Lloyd Wright homes.  Located about 15 miles from Fallingwater, it was built …


Suntop Homes Ardmore, Pennsylvania 1938

Suntop HomesPeter Beers8/5/[email protected] Suntop Homes: Ardmore, Pennsylvania 1938 Ardmore is a small town that has become a suburb of Philadelphia. It is a unique building …


Beth Sholom Synagogue Elkins Park, Pennsylvania 1954

Beth Sholom Synagogue Peter Beers8/6/[email protected] Beth Sholom Synagogue: Elkins Park, Pennsylvania 1954 The Beth Sholom Synaguge was designed in 1954 and I believe it was …


Beth Sholom Synagogue Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

Beth Sholom Synagogue: Elkins Park,Pennsylvania Early Spring, 2001 visit April 2006 visit       We visited Beth Sholom in the early spring of 2001.  …

South Carolina


Auldbrass Plantation Beaufort, South Carolina

Auldbrass Plantation: Beaufort, South Carolina Sign at the gate Mr. Wright designed the Auldbrass Plantation to be a farm for raising experimental crops for growth …

Texas


Dallas Theater Center Dallas, Texas

Dallas Theater Center: Dallas, Texas The theater is tucked into the Turtle Creek neighborhood of Dallas. According to legend, Wright had tried to use this …

Virginia


Dallas Theater Center Dallas, Texas

Dallas Theater Center: Dallas, Texas The theater is tucked into the Turtle Creek neighborhood of Dallas. According to legend, Wright had tried to use this …

Wisconsin


Johnson Wax Building, Wisconsin

Johnson Wax Building I’veadmired Edgar Tafel since I read his book about his years at the TaliesinFellowship, Apprentice to Genius.  Heworked with Wright at possibly …


Hillside School II, Wisconsin

Hillside School II Hillside II from the parking area On the left is the gallery and dining area. On the right, over the bridge is …


A.D. German Warehouse, Wisconsin

A.D. German Warehouse It was a foggy, early morning It has been written that Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin. (It has …


Andrew T. Porter Residence Tanyderi, Wisconsin

Andrew T. Porter Residence: Tanyderi Wright’s sister Jane and her husband Andrew Porter commissioned this house Wright designed this home for his sister in 1907, …


Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church,Milwaukee, Wisconsin This is certainly one of the most dramatic Wright buildings in existence. When talking with one of the docents on the …


Bernard Schwartz House 1939, Wisconsin

Bernard Schwartz House: 1939 You can rent the Schwartz House! Click HERE for information. When I first saw photos of this home, I rushed to …


Taliesin Spring Green, Wisconsin

Taliesin: Spring Green, Wisconsin What kind of Frank Lloyd Wright fan would I be if I didn’t havemy Taliesin photos up on my web site???  …


Arthur Richards Duplex Apartments Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Arthur Richards Duplex Apartments:Milwaukee, Wisconsin The corner Unit. Built in 1916, this was one of 4 duplex apartment buildings thatwere built next to each other.  …


Eugene A. Gilmore Residence The Airplane House, Wisconsin

Eugene A. Gilmore Residence: The Airplane House One of the wings of the Airplane House 1908 hailed the design of the Gilmore House for a …


Eugene Van Tamelen Residence, Wisconsin

Eugene Van Tamelen Residence Van Tamelen Residence from the circle Storrer identifies this house as a Marshal Erdman and Associates Prefab model #1. Built in …


Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center Spring Green Wisconsin

Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center: Spring Green Wisconsin Visitor Center from the parking lot Designed in 1953 as the Riverview Terrace Restaurant, this building has …


Frederick Bogk House Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Frederick Bogk House: Milwaukee, Wisconsin This place is BIG! This home was built by Wright in 1916.  Towards the end ofhis Prairie style, this unique …


Herb And Kathrine Jacobs First Residence, Wisconsin

Herb and Kathrine Jacobs First Residence The First Usonian House This is one of the most influential homes that Mr. Wright ever designed. This home …


Mary Ellen And Walter Rudin Residence, Wisconsin

Mary Ellen and Walter Rudin Residence Lots of glass makes the Rudin house quite beautiful The Rudin house was the first of the Erdman Prefab …


Margaret And Patrick Kinney House Lancaster, Wisconsin

Margaret and Patrick Kinney House: Lancaster, Wisconsin My road trips sometimes take on a life of their own. I hadn’t planned on stopping to see …


Midway Barns Wisconsin

Midway Barns Midway barns from the road between Hillside and Taliesin These barns have had many forms over the years. The most recent incarnation was …


Monona Terrace, Madison, Wisconsin

Monona Terrace, Madison, Wisconsin Hi Julia!!!! I wanted to start off that way because it puts the focus whereit should be on this tour.  Julia …


Robert M. Lamp Residence, Wisconsin

Robert M. Lamp Residence Front of the Lamp Residence One of Mr. Wright’s oldest friends was Robert Lamp. The site for the home was chosen …


Romeo And Juliet Windmill, Wisconsin

Romeo and Juliet Windmill Looking at the Romeo and Juliet Windmill from Hillside II Romeo and Juliet is named because if you look at the …


Seth Peterson Cottage, Wisconsin

Seth Peterson Cottage Gates to the Seth Peterson Cottage This is Mr. Wright’s smallest residential commmission. Storrer lists it at only 880 square feet. It …


Taliesin Apprentice Homes Spring Green Wisconsin

Taliesin Apprentice Homes: Spring Green Wisconsin       Return to FLW in Wisconsin Page Return to FLW Building Index Return to FLW Road Trip


Thomas Hardy House, Racine, Wisconsin

Thomas Hardy House, Racine, Wisconsin Hardy House from the shore of Lake Michigan The Thomas Hardy house was built by Wright in 1905 for the …


Unity Chapel Spring Green, Wisconsin

Unity Chapel: Spring Green, Wisconsin Gates of Unity Chapel Built in 1886, this is arguably the first building that young Mr. Wright had any say …


Unitarian Meeting House, Madison, Wisconsin

Unitarian Meeting House, Madison, Wisconsin New Photos 9/29/2004 One of my favorite views of the Unitarian Meeting House. Designed in 1947, The Unitarian Meeting House …


Wingspread. Racine, Wisconsin

Wingspread.  Racine, Wisconsin This is my wife’s favorite Wright building.  It is certainly one of my favorites too.  This home was built in 1936-7 for …


Wyoming Valley Grammar School Spring Green, Wisconsin

Wyoming Valley Grammar School: Spring Green, Wisconsin The windows and shape really show that its a FLW design. Built near Taliesin East, the grammar school …

Sources:

My library of Frank Lloyd Wright books is rather extensive. As an “average joe” kind of guy, I don’t have any first editions or rare, antique books. Most of my books have been acquired from the Preservation Trust’s web site or Amazon.com. I’ve had plenty of people send me books and I’ve read a lot of them. I’ve probably got at least 300 books about Wright, his work and his life.

When it comes to research for the specific buildings that I’ve visited, I rely on a few trusted sources.

One resource that is invaluable to any Wright enthusiast is Dr. William Allin Storrer’s book “The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion.” It is available in book form as well as on CD-Rom.  I use both when researching road trips or looking for historical information to include in my descriptions.  I will reference them periodically when I’m talking about the different sites I’ve visited.  Storrer’s book and CD-Rom can be found at most gift shops that are associated with Wright buildings as well as Amazon.com.  He also maintains the Frank Lloyd Wright Info web site and updates it many times per year. Mr. Storrer has done decades of research on Wright’s buildings and it shows in his scholarly work.

Thomas A. Heinz is another author that has written extensively about Mr. Wright and his work. The book I often use for insights and information is called “The Vision of Frank Lloyd Wright: A Complete Guide to the Designs of an Architectural Genius.” It is another huge coffee table book with plenty of good information and photos. It is well written and easy to read.

In the 1980s, Dover Press published a series of books about select buildings built by Wright. Most of these were written by Donald Hoffman. I’ve got at least 10 or 12 of them including books about the Hollyhock, Dana/Thomas and Robie Houses and The Imperial Hotel (by Cary James). They are not always the most lively reads, but the information is very good and the photos are wonderful. They seem to be extremely well researched.

One source that I got from the Ken Burns video was Meryle Secrest. My first comment about her work is that she went to a great amount of effort to write a 630 page biography of a man she REALLY doesn’t like. I disagree with a lot of the things she says in the video and writes in her biography, but I completely respect the amount of work that she’s done to write her biography. She had to wade through TONS of correspondence and wrightings not only by Wright, but also by those who interact with him. I still haven’t finished reading “Frank Lloyd Wright: A Biography” by Meryle Secrest, but I will someday.

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