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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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 …

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 …

J. Kibben Ingalls House River Forest, Illinois

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

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, …

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 …

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 …

Walter Gale House Oak Park, Illinois

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 …

Willits Residence Highland Park, Illinois

Mrs. Thomas Gale House Oak Park, Illinois

Wasler House Chicago, Illinois

E. Arthur Davenport Residence River Forest, 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 …

Frederick C. Robie House (2003) Chicago, Illinois

Ravine Bluffs Homes Glencoe, 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 …

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

The Affleck House was built in 1940 about 2 miles away from the Melvyn Maxwell Smith House. Also like the M.M. Smith house, the Affleck …

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

The home that Frank Lloyd Wright built for Meyer May and his wife, Sophie in 1908-9 was truly revolutionary for this area of Michigan.  The …

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 viewing it only by driving in …

Ernest Vosburgh Summer House Grand Beach, Michigan

The Ernest Vosburgh house is one of three that Wright built in Grand Beach, Michigan. This is the one of the three that really isn’t …

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 his clients.  He also had a vision …

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 house from the parents of …

Robert D. Winn Residence Kalamazoo, Michigan

Frank Lloyd Wright was known for designing beautiful homes for his clients.  He also had a vision for communities.  The whole idea behind his Usonian …

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, Michigan was to be the site of Wright’s …

W.S. Carr Residence Grand Beach, Michigan

The W.S. Carr house was built in 1916 on the bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan. You can see the lake in the distance in the first …

Melvyn Maxwell Smith House Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Updated Photos: 01/22/2004 Bloomfield Hills, Michigan is a suburb of Detroit.  Thishome is placed in a beautiful wooded area on a lake.  All of the …

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 beautiful.  The high bands of windows in many …

Carl Schultz Residence St. Joseph, Michigan

I visited the Schultz House in 2003 when I was driving through Michigan on my way to the Wright Plus tour. As you can see …

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 Wright”, Donald Schaberg worked in the lumber industry …

Eric V. Brown Residence Kalamazoo, Michigan

Frank Lloyd Wright was known for designing beautiful homes for his clients.  He also had a vision for communities.  The whole idea behind his Usonian …

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 said for having a room …

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 the moment.  I didn’t have time to …

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 Lansing. (Pleasepardon the mistake …

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 road from Goetsch-Winckler House and across the …

Howard And Helen Anthony House Benton Harbor, Michigan

The Howard and Helen Anthony house was built in 1949 near the St. Joseph River in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Like many of the homes Wright …

Joseph Bagley House Grand Beach, Michigan

I’m confused and disoriented by the Joseph J. Bagley house in Grand Beach, Michigan. It didn’t have a house number out where it was easy …

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 in 1953.  It is another of …

Robert Levin Residence Kalamazoo, Michigan

Frank Lloyd Wright was known for designing beautiful homes for his clients.  He also had a vision for communities.  The whole idea behind his Usonian …

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 1955 for Dorothy Turkel.  …

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 of my many trips to the …

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 by the original owner’s family.  There …

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, the Kansas City Community Christian Church is a …

Russell And Ruth Kraus Residence 1951, Missouri

Kirkwood, Missouri The Kraus house was a long time in coming. It was originally designed by Wright in 1946, but wasn’t completed until 1951. This …

New York

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 Graycliff was built for Darwin and …

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 as the Foster House.  Members of …

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 Administration Building that was completed between …

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 house is unique in many ways.  …

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 Buffalo???  As you can see from …

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 part of the Darwin …

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 one of the most interesting in …

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 in Rochester, New York.  The home …

Ohio

Louis Penfield House Ohio

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

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 tell that the owners are enjoying their …

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 Wright, the main building that was …

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 of these few.  (Click here to …

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 constructed as a Prairie House between …

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 Jacobs’ second Wright home in the farmlands …

Oklahoma

Bartlesville Community Center Bartlesville, Oklahoma

The Bartlesville Community Center wasn’t designed by Wright. His son-in-law Wes Peters designed it many years after Price Tower was completed. It is just too …

Harold Price Jr. House Hillside Bartlesville, Oklahoma 1953

While building the Price Tower for his father, Harold Price Jr. had Wright design and build a home for him on the outskirts of Bartlesville, …

Price Tower Bartlesville, Oklahoma 1952 56

Close-up with the fish-eye First Visit, October 2002 Second Visit: April 2006 October 2002: The drama of getting there: Bartlesville, Oklahoma is a small oil …

Price Tower Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Close-up with the fish-eye First Visit, October 2002 Second Visit: April 2006 October 2002: The drama of getting there: Bartlesville, Oklahoma is a small oil …

Richard Lloyd Jones Residence Tulsa, Oklahoma 1929

This home is very visible. It is a little hard to find because the neighborhood streets twist around a bit, but it is one of …

Mystery House, Oklahoma

Mystery House This house isn’t designed by Wright. I think the person who designed it knew a little about Wright’s work. I’m sure I’m going …

Pennsylvania

Fallingwater Mill Run, Pennsylvania

No examination of Frank Lloyd Wright’s work would be complete without an examination of his most famous building, Fallingwater.  Built in 1936 for Pittsburgh department …

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 for the Hagan family (owners …

Suntop Homes Ardmore, Pennsylvania 1938

Ardmore is a small town that has become a suburb of Philadelphia. It is a unique building that can best be described as a quad-plex. …

Beth Sholom Synagogue Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

Early Spring, 2001 visit April 2006 visit We visited Beth Sholom in the early spring of 2001.  Thiswas part of our first FLW road trip …

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 in different climates in Europe …

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 design for a theater on …

Virginia

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 design for a theater on …

Wisconsin

Johnson Wax Building, Wisconsin

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

Hillside School II, Wisconsin

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

A.D. German Warehouse, Wisconsin

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

Andrew T. Porter Residence Tanyderi, Wisconsin

Wright’s sister Jane and her husband Andrew Porter commissioned this house Wright designed this home for his sister in 1907, well into the time that …

Bernard Schwartz House 1939, Wisconsin

When I first saw photos of this home, I rushed to read what Storrersaid about it.  I’d heard stories about it, but I wanted the …

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 home blends beautiful brick work …

Taliesin Apprentice Homes 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???  A forgetful one.  In …

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 tour, she wondered why it …

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.  The others are still standing, …

Eugene A. Gilmore Residence The Airplane House, Wisconsin

One of the wings of the Airplane House 1908 hailed the design of the Gilmore House for a law professor at the University of Wisconsin …

Eugene Van Tamelen Residence, Wisconsin

Van Tamelen Residence from the circle Storrer identifies this house as a Marshal Erdman and Associates Prefab model #1. Built in 1956, this is the …

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 been used in recent time as the Visitor …

Herb And Kathrine Jacobs First Residence, Wisconsin

The First Usonian House This is one of the most influential homes that Mr. Wright ever designed. This home was the first Usonian home that …

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 the Kinney House on this trip, but …

Mary Ellen And Walter Rudin Residence, Wisconsin

Lots of glass makes the Rudin house quite beautiful The Rudin house was the first of the Erdman Prefab buildings in Wisconsin. Built in 1957, …

Midway Barns Wisconsin

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

Robert M. Lamp Residence, Wisconsin

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

Romeo And Juliet Windmill, Wisconsin

Looking at the Romeo and Juliet Windmill from Hillside II Romeo and Juliet is named because if you look at the vertical cross section, it …

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 was our tour guide.  …

Seth Peterson Cottage, Wisconsin

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

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 Mayor of Racine, Wisconsin.  It …

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 in designing. Storrer gives it …

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 was a building that was …

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 Herbert Johnson, Jr. …

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 is part of the Taliesin overview tour.   …

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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