Owww- LOVELY!!! I'll have it please!!!
Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesen, the one in Wisconsin, not too terribly far from us. Today is the anniversary of his death in 1959. Tom told me that a friend of the family took his brother Steve and him to view the funeral procession that took Wright's body to the family cemetery by Unity Chapel outside Spring Green. His body was later moved to Phoenix, the dying request of his third wife, despite opposition from other members of his family and even action by the Wisconsin legislature. Taliesen is a beautiful spot, but Wright's original construction was the site of a mass murder/arson by a servant who killed Wright's mistress and her children. The reasons for the attack are an enduring mystery.
I am in love with FLW architecture!
When we lived in Hyde Park, we were only a few blocks from Robie House. And another, earlier Wright-designed home was a few blocks in the opposite direction. Quite different from the Prairie Style, but it always caught my eye and I fantasized about living there. One day I say a marker on the sidewalk identifying it as a Wright design. When I mentioned it to Tom later he said that he knew the person who owned it, or perhaps who had once owned it. Never got inside, though. And of course outside the Dells at Mirror Lake is the Seth Peterson place, a Wright-designed cottage that is available for overnight and weekend rentals.
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