Welcome to Frank Lloyd Wright Road Trip

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.

 

Frank Lloyd Wright Building Index.

 

Frank Lloyd Wright Holiday Home Rentals

 

Ken Burns Video Comentary

In 1998 Ken Burns made a documentary about Frank Lloyd Wright and his work.  It is an interesting and controversial look at the man and his genius.  Many Wright enthusiasts reacted negatively to this documentary.  William Allin Storrer's web site talks at length about the documentary.  Though I don't claim his level of scholarly achievement, I do comment on the documentary. 

 

Some of my Sources
About Me

 

Click below to see what's new:

Frank Lloyd Wright Road Trip Blog

I've started a Frank Lloyd Wright Road Trip Blog. All new work that I do on the web site will be recorded on the blog. If you want to see what is new on the web site, the blog is a place to do that. In addition, I'm going to put references to the blog entry for each building I add. If you'd like to make comments about a particular page, you'll be able to do so from the link. Hopefully it will be an easy and entertaining way to share your comments about particular Wright buildings. You'll also be able to see comments from other folks who surf the web site. There's a link to the blog in the table above.

 

Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibits

 

Other buildings that catch my eye.

 

 

 

Frank Lloyd Wright Rentals

 

The John Haynes House is now open for Holiday Rental. Read about it by clicking HERE.

 

 

Rent the Bernard Schwartz House in Two Rivers, Wisconsin for a weekend! We did.

 

 

We also rented the Penfield House for a weekend. It was great!

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Frank Lloyd Wright Building Index

Arizona:

Site

City

Date Built

Taliesin West

Scottsdale

1937

Arizona Biltmore Hotel

Phoenix

1927

First Christian Church

Phoenix

1950-70

  Raymond Carleson House

Phoenix

1950

Harold Price House

Paradise Valley

1954

Arthur Pieper House

Paradise Valley

1952

Norman Lykes House

Phoenix

1959

The Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium  

Tempe

1959

Arcosanti (Not Wright... but close)

Meyer

1970

     

California:

Site

City

Date Built

Hollyhock house  

Los Angeles

1917

Storer House

Hollywood

1923

Marin County Civic Center

San Rafael

1957

Anderton Court Shops

Beverly Hills

1952

 

 

 

Delaware:

Site

City

Date Built

     

 

Illinois:

Site

City

Date Built

Wright Plus 2001 tour

Oak Park

William G. Fricke House: Updated 5/27/2003

Oak Park

1902

Rollin Furbeck House: Updated 5/27/2003

Oak Park

1897-1907

Edwin H. Cheney House: Updated 5/27/2003

Oak Park

1903

Frank Wright Thomas House: 5/27/2003

Oak Park

1901

Wright Plus 2002 tour

Oak Park

Chauncey L. Williams House Updated 05/28/2003

River Forest

1895

William E. Drummond House (not Wright)

River Forest

1910

Isabel Roberts House Updated 05/28/2003

River Forest

1908-58

Arthur Heurtley House Updated 5/27/2003

Oak Park

1902

Albert W. Muther House (not Wright)

River Forest

1912

Wright Plus 2003 Tour: NEW 05/28/2003:  Photos only.

Oak Park

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and StudioUpdated 05/28/2003

Oak Park

1889

Unity TempleUpdated 05/28/2003

Oak Park

1904

Dana/Thomas House Updated 06/24/2004

Springfield

1902

First National Bank of Dwight

Dwight

1906

Frederick C. Robie House Overview: New 10/15/2004
Chicago
1909

Frederick C. Robie House 2001

Chicago

1909

Frederick C. Robie House 2002 under restoration

Chicago

1909

Frederick C. Robie House 2003NEW 05/23/2003

Chicago 1909
Frederick C. Robie House 2004: New 10/15/2004
Chicago
1909
Isadore Heller House: Updated 1/14/2002

Chicago

1896

St. Francis School (Not Wright)

Chicago

Rookery Building (Interior Design) NEW 05/23/2003

Chicago

1905

Nathan Moore House Updated 5/27/2003

Oak Park

1895-1923

Warren Hickox House NEW 05/23/2003

Kankakee

1900

B. Harley Bradley Residence NEW 05/23/2003 Kankakee

1900

B. Harley Bradley Stable NEW 05/23/2003 Kankakee 1900
Frederick D. Nichols House NEW 05/23/2003 Flossmoor 1906
S. A. Foster Residence NEW 05/23/2003 Chicago 1900
H.H. Hyde House NEW 05/23/2003 Chicago 1917
Guy C. Smith House NEW 05/23/2003 Chicago 1917
Raymond W. Evans House NEW 05/23/2003 Chicago 1908
Jessie Adams House NEW 05/23/2003 Chicago 1900
George Blossom House NEW 05/23/2003 Chicago 1892
George Blossom Garage NEW 05/23/2003 Chicago 1907
Warren McArthur Residence NEW 05/23/2003 Chicago 1892
Kenwood Dining Room Remodeling NEW 05/23/2003 Chicago  1903
James Charnley Residence NEW 05/23/2003 Chicago 1891
EZ Polish Factory NEW 05/23/2003 Chicago  1905
Edward C. Waller Apartments NEW 05/23/2003 Chicago 1895
J.J. Wasler Jr. Residence NEW 05/23/2003 Chicago 1903
Emil Bach House NEW 05/23/2003 Chicago 1915
A.W. Herbert Residence Remodeling NEW 05/23/2003 Evanston 1902
Charles A. Brown House NEW 05/23/2003 Evanston 1905
Oscar A. Johnson House NEW 05/23/2003 Evanston 1917
Lewis E. Burleigh House NEW 05/23/2003 Wilmette 1915
Frank J. Baker House NEW 05/23/2003 Wilmette 1909
Hiram Baldwin House NEW 05/23/2003 Kenilworth 1905
Ravine Bluffs Sculptures and Homes NEW 05/23/2003 Glencoe 1915
William A. Glasner Home NEW 05/23/2003 Glencoe 1905
Charles R. Perry Home NEW 05/23/2003 Glencoe 1915
Sherman Booth Home Remodeling NEW 05/23/2003 Glencoe 1915
Hollis Root House NEW 05/23/2003 Glenoe 1915
William Kier House NEW 05/23/2003 Glencoe 1915
William F. Ross House NEW 05/23/2003 Glencoe 1915
Lute F. and Daniel Kissam NEW 05/23/2003 Glencoe 1915
Sherman Booth Cottage NEW 05/23/2003 Glencoe 1911
Ward Willits Residence NEW 05/23/2003 Highland Park 1901
Ward Willits Cottage and Stables NEW 05/23/2003 Highland Park 1901
Mary M. W. Adams House NEW 05/23/2003 Highland Park 1905
George Madison Millard House NEW 05/23/2003 Highland Park 1906
Allen Friedman House Updated 01/30/2004 Bannockburn 1956
Elizabeth and Don C. Duncan Residence: New 05/27/03 Lisle 1957
Frederick Bagley House: New 05/27/03 Hinsdale 1894
Stephen M. B. Hunt Residence INew 05/27/03 La Grange 1907
W. Irving Clark ResidenceNew 05/27/03 La Grange  1893
Peter Goan ResidenceNew 05/27/03 La Grange 1893
Robert G. Emmond HouseNew 05/27/03 La Grange  1892
Avery Coonley HouseNew 05/27/03 Riverside 1907
Avery Coonley Gardner's CottageNew 05/27/03 Riverside  1911
Avery Coonley Coach HouseNew 05/27/03 Riverside  1911
Avery Coonley PlayhouseNew 05/27/03 Riverside  1912
Ferdinand Frederick and Emilly Tomek House:   New 05/27/03 Riverside 1904
Peter Beachy House:     New 05/27/03 Oak Park  1906
Mrs. Thomas Gale House:    New 05/27/03 Oak Park 1904
Hills-DeCaro House:    New 05/27/03 Oak Park 1900-1906
Copeland House Interior Remodeling:    New 05/27/03 Oak Park 1909
Robert Parker House:    New 05/27/03 Oak Park 1892
Thomas Gale House:    New 05/27/03 Oak Park 1892
Walter Gale House:    New 05/27/03 Oak Park 1893
Francis Woolley House:    New 05/27/03 Oak Park 1893
H. P. Young House:    New 05/27/03 Oak Park 1895
Oscar Balch House:    New 05/27/03 Oak Park 1911
Harry S. Adams House:    New 05/27/03 Oak Park 1913
William Martin House:    Updated 12/09/2004 Oak Park 1902
Harry Goodrich House:    New 05/27/03 Oak Park 1896
Charles Roberts House:    New 05/27/03 Oak Park 1896
Charles Roberts Stable:    New 05/27/03 Oak Park 1900
George Furbeck House:    New 05/27/03 Oak Park 1897
Horse Show Fountain:    New 05/27/03 Oak Park  1903
William Winslow Residence and Stable:    New 05/28/03 River Forest 1894
Winslow Gates:    New 05/28/03 River Forest  1894
E. Arthur Davenport House:    New 05/28/03 River Forest 1901
J. Kibben Ingalls House:    New 05/28/03 River Forest 1909
River Forest Tennis Club:    New 05/28/03 River Forest 1906, 1909, 1920
Irving Residence: New 06/28/04
Decatur
1909
Little I Residence: New 06/28/04
Peoria
1902-1909
Greene Residence: New 06/29/04 Aurora 1912
Gridley Residence: New 07/01/04 Batavia 1906
Fabyan Villa Remodeling: New 07/01/04
Geneva
1907
P.D. Hoyt Residence New 09/26/04 Geneva 1906
William H. Pettit Mortuary Chappel New 09/26/04 Belvidere 1906
Kenneth and Phyllis Laurent Home New 09/26/04 Rockford 1949
     

Indiana:

Site

City

Date Built

K.C. DeRhodes House:    New 05/27/03 

South Bend

1906

Herman T. Mossberg House:    Updated 03/27/2004 South Bend

1948

Andrew F.H. Armstrong House:    New 05/27/03 Ogden Dunes

1939

John Haynes House: New 01/14/2006 Fort Wayne
1952

Iowa:

Site

City

Date Built

Cedar Rock a.k.a. The Lowell Walter House

Quasqueton

1945

Cedar Rock 2003New 05/28/2003

Quasqueton

1945

Alvin Miller Residence: New 05/28/2003

Charles City

1946

City National Bank: New 05/28/2003

Mason City

1909-1910

Park Inn Hotel: New 05/28/2003

Mason City

1909

G. C. Stockman Residence: New 05/28/2003

Mason City

1908

Delbert W. Meier Residence: New 12/09/2004
Monona
1917

Kansas:

Site

City

Date Built

Allen/Lambe House

Wichita

1915

Corbin Education Center

Wichita

1957

     

Kentucky:

Site

City

Date Built

Reverend Jessie R. Ziegler House

Frankfort

1910

     

 

Maryland:

Site

City

Date Built

Llewellyn Wright House: NEW 01/12/2003

Bethesda

1953

Joseph Euchtman House: NEW 01/21/2006
Baltimore
1939
     

Michigan:

Site

City

Date Built

Melvyn Maxwell Smith House:    Updated 01/22/2004

Bloomfield Hills

1946
Affleck House:    Updated 01/29/2004 Bloomfield Hills 1940
Turkel House:    Updated 03/25/06 Detroit 1955
Wall House:    New 05/27/03 Plymouth 1941
Goddard House:    New 05/27/03 Plymouth 1953
Palmer House:    New 05/27/03 Ann Arbor 1950
Goetsch-Winkler House:    New 05/27/03 Okemos 1939
Edwards House:    New 05/27/03 Okemos 1949
Brauner House:    New 05/27/03 Okemos 1948
Schaberg House:    New 05/27/03 Okemos 1950
Galesburg, Michigan Houses: New 05/22/2003 Galesburg 1948
Pratt House: Coming Soon Galesburg 1948
Eppstein House: Coming Soon Galesburg 1948
Meyer House: Coming Soon Galesburg 1948
Weisblat House: Coming Soon Galesburg 1948
McCartney House:    New 05/27/03 Kalamazoo 1949
Eric V. Brown House:    New 05/27/03 Kalamazoo 1949
Levin House:    New 05/27/03 Kalamazoo 1948
Winn House:    New 05/27/03 Kalamazoo 1950
Meyer May House:    New 05/27/03 Grand Rapids 1908
Amberg House (Not Wright): New 05/27/03 Grand Rapids 1910
Anthony House:    New 05/27/03 Benton Harbor 1949
Harper House:    ***Updated 03/28/2004*** St. Joseph 1950
Schultz House:    New 05/27/03 St. Joseph 1957
Vosburgh House:    New 05/27/03 Grand Beach 1916
W.S. Carr House:    New 05/27/03 Grand Beach 1916
Joseph J. Bagley House:    New 05/27/03 Grand Beach 1916
     

 

Missouri:

Site

City

Date Built

Kansas City Community Christian Church

Kansas City

1940

Frank Bott House

Kansas City

1956

Clarence Sondern Home  Updated 01/22/2004

Kansas City

1940

Russell and Ruth Kraus House: New 06/23/2004
Kirkwood
1946-51
     

New York

Site

City

Date Built

Darwin D. Martin House:    Updated 08/10/03

Buffalo

1904

Barton House:    Updated 08/10/03 Buffalo 1903
Larkin Building:    Updated 08/10/03 Buffalo 1903
Davidson House:    Updated 08/10/03 Buffalo 1908
Heath House:    Updated 08/10/03 Buffalo 1904
Isabel Martin House, "Graycliff":    Updated 08/10/03 Derby 1927
Boynton House New 08/10/03 Rochester 1908
Isabel Martin House Garage New 08/10/03 Derby 1927
     
     

Ohio

Site

City

Date Built

Cedric G. Boulter House  NEW: 12/27/2002

Cincinnati

1954

Gerald Tonkens House  NEW: 12/27/2002

Amberley Village

1954

William Boswell House  NEW: 12/27/2002

Indian Hill

1957

Kenneth Meyers Medical Clinic  NEW 12/27/2002

Dayton

1956

Burton Westcott House  ***UPDATED: 06/22/2004

Springfield

1907-8 (Design started in 1904)

Louis Penfield House NEW 04/05/2004
Willoughby
1953

 

Oklahoma

Site

City

Date Built

Price Tower               Updated: 08/06/2006

Bartlesville

1952

Harold Price Jr. Home NEW: 08/06/2006
Bartlesville
1953
Richard Lloyd-Jones Residence NEW: 08/06/2006
Tulsa
1929
Bartlesville Community Center (William Wesley Peters) NEW: 08/06/2006
Bartlesville
???
Mystery House (Not Wright) NEW: 08/06/2006
Bartlesville
???

Pennsylvania:

Site

City

Date Built

Fallingwater: New Photos and Text 03/24/2003

Mill Run

1935

Kentuck Knob aka The Hagan House New Photos and Text 01/24/2003

Chalk Hill

1954

Beth Sholom Synagogue Updated: 8/06/2006

Elkins Park

1959

Suntop Homes: NEW: 8/06/2006
Ardmore
1938

South Carolina

Site

City

Date Built

Auldbrass Plantation: New November 12, 2003

Beaufort

1938

     
     

 

Texas:

Site

City

Date Built

Dallas Theater Center

Dallas

1955

     
     

Virginia:

Site

City

Date Built

Pope/Leighey House

Alexandria

1939

Pope-Leighey House: New 06/02/2003 Alexandria 1939
Loren Pope Lecture -- Pope/Leighey House NEW 12/17/2005 Alexandria 1939
Cooke House: Photos Removed

Virginia Beach

1953

Marden House: NEW 1/15/2006
McLean
1952

Wisconsin:

Site

City

Date Built

Johnson Wax building: Updated 1/28/2003

Racine

1936

Wingspread

Racine

1937

Thomas Hardy residence

Racine

1905

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

Milwaukee

1957

Arthur Richards Duplex Apartments

Milwaukee

1916

Frederick Bogk House

Milwaukee

1916

Monona Terrace

Madison

1997

Unitarian Meeting House: Updated 9/28/2004

Madison

1947

Taliesin East

Spring Green

1911

Wyoming Valley Grammar School

Spring Green

1956

Wallis-Goodsmith House (and Boat house)

Lake Delevan

1897

George W. Spencer House

Lake Delevan

1902

Charles S. Ross House

Lake Delevan

1902

Fred B. Jones House

Lake Delevan

1902

A.P. Johnson House

Lake Delevan

1905

Bernard Schwartz House: Updated 03/28/2004

Two Rivers

1939

AD German Warehouse New 03/28/2004

Richland Center

1915

Seth Peterson Cottage New 03/29/2004
Lake Delton
1958
Lamp Residence: New 09/30/2004
Madison
1903
Gilmore Residnece: New 09/30/2004
Madison
1908
Jacobs I Residence New 09/30/2004
Madison
1936
Rudin Residence: New 10/01/2004
Madison
1957
Eugene Van Tamelen Residence: New 10/3/2004
Madison
1957
Hillside II: New 10/3/2004
Spring Green
1902
Romeo and Juliet Windmill: New 10/06/2004
Spring Green
1896
Tanyderi: New 10/6/2004
Spring Green
1907
Midway Barns: New 10/06/2004
Spring Green
1938-1947
Taliesin I, II and III: New 10/18/2004
Spring Green
1911, 1914, 1925
Taliesin Apprentice Homes: New 10/18/2004
Spring Green
???
Unity Chapel: New 10/18/2004
Spring Green
1886
Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center: New 10/18/2004
Spring Green
1953
Margaret and Patrick Kinney House New 12/09/2004
Lancaster
1951
     

Dates of structures shown on this web site as well as some historical information about the sites come from The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion, by William Storrer.

 

Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibits

Exhibit

City

Dates Open

Light Screens: The Leaded Glass of Frank Lloyd Wright New 3/16/2003

Washington, DC

May 14-July 20 2003

Lecture given by Edgar Tafel:  New 6/03/2003

Buffalo, New York

May 18, 2003

Talk by Loren Pope: Pope/Leighey House: New 12/17/2005
Alexandria, VA
December 17,2005

 

Other Buildings of Interest -- Not Wright buildings, but interesting to see.

Building
City
Date
Smothsonian National Museum of the American Indian Updated 10/15/2004
Washington, DC
2004
     

 

 

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