June 9, 2017

Discover 74 Frank Lloyd Wright Sites You Can Visit

Wright Sites

With the newest edition of Wright Sites: A Guide to Frank Lloyd Wright Public Places, Joel Hoglund of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy provides the only comprehensive guide to Wright-designed buildings open to the public in the United States and Japan. Published in May 2017 by Princeton Architectural Press, the fourth edition of this book has been revised and expanded to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the architect's birth this month.

While all of us here at the National Trust are justifiably proud of Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey, a National Trust Historic Site that shares its location with Woodlawn in Alexandria, Virginia, there are hundreds of other buildings throughout the nation that were designed by America's original "starchitect." The Conservancy identifies around 380 other Wright-designed buildings both here in America and abroad, and Wright Sites features the 74 that are publicly accessible—from the internationally famous Fallingwater and Taliesin West to lesser-known residences throughout the United States.

Though the book is envisioned as a guide, it also illustrates Wright's professional evolution and philosophy of organic architecture, with photographic examples of his differing regional styles as well as Prairie Style and Usonian houses.

Now in its fourth edition, this printing of Wright Sites includes 20 new sites and updated site descriptions and visitor information, as well as itineraries for Wright-themed road trips.

Following is a slideshow of places featured in Wright Sites. Purchase the book through Amazon and a portion of the proceeds will support the work of the National Trust.

Dennis Hockman is editor in chief of Preservation magazine. He’s lived in historic apartments and houses all over the United States and knows that all old buildings have stories to tell if you care to find them.

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