Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey

photo by: Paul Burk

Frank Lloyd Wright

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the legendary architect's birth

Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the most famous figures in modern architecture, continues to inspire, delight, and challenge architecture enthusiasts. Through the stories and places below, explore Wright's influence on the field and the role that historic preservation plays in his legacy.

“Building becomes architecture only when the mind of man consciously takes it and tries with all his resources to make it beautiful, to put concordance, sympathy with nature, and all that into it. Then you have architecture.”

Frank Lloyd Wright, 1867-1959
Portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright by Al Ravenna, New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection.

photo by: Library of Congress/NYWT&S/LC-USZ62-116657 DLC

We at the National Trust are delighted to have a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed gem among our National Trust Historic SitesPope-Leighey House in Alexandria, Virginia. And thanks to geographic mapping company Esri, we are pleased to offer you a virtual tour here.

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