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 WestScottsdale
1937
Arizona Biltmore HotelPhoenix
1927
First Christian ChurchPhoenix
1950-70
Raymond Carleson HousePhoenix
1950
Harold Price HouseParadise Valley
1954
Arthur Pieper HouseParadise Valley
1952
Norman Lykes HousePhoenix
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 HouseHollywood
1923
Marin County Civic CenterSan Rafael
1957
Anderton Court ShopsBeverly Hills
1952

Delaware:
Site
City
Date Built

Illinois:
Site
City
Date Built
Wright Plus 2001 tourOak 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 tourOak 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 Studio:  Updated 05/28/2003Oak Park
1889
Unity Temple:  Updated 05/28/2003Oak Park
1904
Dana/Thomas House Updated 06/24/2004Springfield
1902
First National Bank of DwightDwight
1906
Frederick C. Robie House Overview: New 10/15/2004Chicago
1909
Frederick C. Robie House 2001
Chicago
1909
Frederick C. Robie House 2002 under restoration
Chicago
1909
Frederick C. Robie House 2003:  NEW 05/23/2003
Chicago1909Frederick C. Robie House 2004: New 10/15/2004
Chicago
1909
Isadore Heller House: Updated 1/14/2002Chicago
1896
St. Francis School (Not Wright)Chicago
Rookery Building (Interior Design) NEW 05/23/2003Chicago
1905
Nathan Moore House Updated 5/27/2003Oak Park
1895-1923
Warren Hickox House NEW 05/23/2003Kankakee
1900
B. Harley Bradley Residence NEW 05/23/2003Kankakee1900
B. Harley Bradley Stable NEW 05/23/2003Kankakee1900Frederick D. Nichols House NEW 05/23/2003Flossmoor1906S. A. Foster Residence NEW 05/23/2003Chicago1900H.H. Hyde House NEW 05/23/2003Chicago1917Guy C. Smith House NEW 05/23/2003Chicago1917Raymond W. Evans House NEW 05/23/2003Chicago1908Jessie Adams House NEW 05/23/2003Chicago1900George Blossom House NEW 05/23/2003Chicago1892George Blossom Garage NEW 05/23/2003Chicago1907Warren McArthur Residence NEW 05/23/2003Chicago1892Kenwood Dining Room Remodeling NEW 05/23/2003Chicago 1903James Charnley Residence NEW 05/23/2003Chicago1891EZ Polish Factory NEW 05/23/2003Chicago 1905Edward C. Waller Apartments NEW 05/23/2003Chicago1895J.J. Wasler Jr. Residence NEW 05/23/2003Chicago1903Emil Bach House NEW 05/23/2003Chicago1915A.W. Herbert Residence Remodeling NEW 05/23/2003Evanston1902Charles A. Brown House NEW 05/23/2003Evanston1905Oscar A. Johnson House NEW 05/23/2003Evanston1917Lewis E. Burleigh House NEW 05/23/2003Wilmette1915Frank J. Baker House NEW 05/23/2003Wilmette1909Hiram Baldwin House NEW 05/23/2003Kenilworth1905Ravine Bluffs Sculptures and Homes NEW 05/23/2003Glencoe1915William A. Glasner Home NEW 05/23/2003Glencoe1905Charles R. Perry Home NEW 05/23/2003Glencoe1915Sherman Booth Home Remodeling NEW 05/23/2003Glencoe1915Hollis Root House NEW 05/23/2003Glenoe1915William Kier House NEW 05/23/2003Glencoe1915William F. Ross House NEW 05/23/2003Glencoe1915Lute F. and Daniel Kissam NEW 05/23/2003Glencoe1915Sherman Booth Cottage NEW 05/23/2003Glencoe1911Ward Willits Residence NEW 05/23/2003Highland Park1901Ward Willits Cottage and Stables NEW 05/23/2003Highland Park1901Mary M. W. Adams House NEW 05/23/2003Highland Park1905George Madison Millard House NEW 05/23/2003Highland Park1906Allen Friedman House Updated 01/30/2004Bannockburn1956Elizabeth and Don C. Duncan Residence: New 05/27/03Lisle1957Frederick Bagley House: New 05/27/03Hinsdale1894

New 05/27/03La Grange1907W. Irving Clark Residence:  New 05/27/03La Grange 1893Peter Goan Residence:  New 05/27/03La Grange1893Robert G. Emmond House:  New 05/27/03La Grange 1892Avery Coonley House:  New 05/27/03Riverside1907Avery Coonley Gardner’s Cottage:  New 05/27/03Riverside 1911Avery Coonley Coach House:  New 05/27/03Riverside 1911Avery Coonley Playhouse:  New 05/27/03Riverside 1912Ferdinand Frederick and Emilly Tomek House:   New 05/27/03Riverside1904Peter Beachy House:     New 05/27/03Oak Park 1906Mrs. Thomas Gale House:    New 05/27/03Oak Park1904Hills-DeCaro House:    New 05/27/03Oak Park1900-1906Copeland House Interior Remodeling:    New 05/27/03Oak Park1909Robert Parker House:    New 05/27/03Oak Park1892Thomas Gale House:    New 05/27/03Oak Park1892Walter Gale House:    New 05/27/03Oak Park1893Francis Woolley House:    New 05/27/03Oak Park1893H. P. Young House:    New 05/27/03Oak Park1895Oscar Balch House:    New 05/27/03Oak Park1911Harry S. Adams House:    New 05/27/03Oak Park1913William Martin House:    Updated 12/09/2004Oak Park1902Harry Goodrich House:    New 05/27/03Oak Park1896Charles Roberts House:    New 05/27/03Oak Park1896Charles Roberts Stable:    New 05/27/03Oak Park1900George Furbeck House:    New 05/27/03Oak Park1897Horse Show Fountain:    New 05/27/03Oak Park 1903William Winslow Residence and Stable:   New 05/28/03River Forest1894Winslow Gates:   New 05/28/03River Forest 1894E. Arthur Davenport House:   New 05/28/03River Forest1901J. Kibben Ingalls House:   New 05/28/03River Forest1909River Forest Tennis Club:   New 05/28/03River Forest1906, 1909, 1920Irving Residence: New 06/28/04Decatur
1909
Little I Residence: New 06/28/04Peoria
1902-1909
Greene Residence: New 06/29/04Aurora1912Gridley Residence: New 07/01/04Batavia1906Fabyan Villa Remodeling: New 07/01/04Geneva
1907
P.D. Hoyt Residence New 09/26/04Geneva1906William H. Pettit Mortuary Chappel New 09/26/04Belvidere1906Kenneth and Phyllis Laurent Home New 09/26/04Rockford1949
Indiana:
Site
City
Date Built
K.C. DeRhodes House:   New 05/27/03 South Bend
1906
Herman T. Mossberg House:   Updated 03/27/2004South Bend1948
Andrew F.H. Armstrong House:   New 05/27/03Ogden Dunes1939
John Haynes House: New 01/14/2006Fort Wayne1952
Iowa:
Site
City
Date Built
Cedar Rock a.k.a. The Lowell Walter HouseQuasqueton
1945
Cedar Rock 2003:  New 05/28/2003Quasqueton
1945
Alvin Miller Residence: New 05/28/2003Charles City
1946
City National Bank: New 05/28/2003Mason City
1909-1910
Park Inn Hotel: New 05/28/2003Mason City
1909
G. C. Stockman Residence: New 05/28/2003Mason City
1908
Delbert W. Meier Residence: New 12/09/2004Monona
1917
Kansas:
Site
City
Date Built
Allen/Lambe HouseWichita
1915
Corbin Education CenterWichita
1957

Kentucky:
Site
City
Date Built
Reverend Jessie R. Ziegler HouseFrankfort
1910

Maryland:
Site
City
Date Built
Llewellyn Wright House: NEW 01/12/2003Bethesda
1953
Joseph Euchtman House: NEW 01/21/2006Baltimore
1939

Michigan:
Site
City
Date Built
Melvyn Maxwell Smith House:   Updated 01/22/2004Bloomfield Hills
1946Affleck House:   Updated 01/29/2004Bloomfield Hills1940Turkel House:   Updated 03/25/06Detroit1955Wall House:   New 05/27/03Plymouth1941Goddard House:   New 05/27/03Plymouth1953Palmer House:   New 05/27/03Ann Arbor1950Goetsch-Winkler House:   New 05/27/03Okemos1939Edwards House:   New 05/27/03Okemos1949Brauner House:   New 05/27/03Okemos1948Schaberg House:   New 05/27/03Okemos1950Galesburg, Michigan Houses: New 05/22/2003Galesburg1948Pratt House: Coming SoonGalesburg1948Eppstein House: Coming SoonGalesburg1948Meyer House: Coming SoonGalesburg1948Weisblat House: Coming SoonGalesburg1948McCartney House:   New 05/27/03Kalamazoo1949Eric V. Brown House:   New 05/27/03Kalamazoo1949Levin House:   New 05/27/03Kalamazoo1948Winn House:   New 05/27/03Kalamazoo1950Meyer May House:   New 05/27/03Grand Rapids1908Amberg House (Not Wright): New 05/27/03Grand Rapids1910Anthony House:   New 05/27/03Benton Harbor1949Harper House:   ***Updated 03/28/2004***St. Joseph1950Schultz House:   New 05/27/03St. Joseph1957Vosburgh House:   New 05/27/03Grand Beach1916W.S. Carr House:   New 05/27/03Grand Beach1916Joseph J. Bagley House:   New 05/27/03Grand Beach1916

Missouri:
Site
City
Date Built
Kansas City Community Christian ChurchKansas City
1940
Frank Bott HouseKansas City
1956
Clarence Sondern Home  Updated 01/22/2004Kansas City
1940
Russell and Ruth Kraus House: New 06/23/2004Kirkwood
1946-51

New York
Site
City
Date Built
Darwin D. Martin House:   Updated 08/10/03Buffalo
1904
Barton House:   Updated 08/10/03Buffalo1903Larkin Building:   Updated 08/10/03Buffalo1903Davidson House:   Updated 08/10/03Buffalo1908Heath House:   Updated 08/10/03Buffalo1904Isabel Martin House, “Graycliff”:   Updated 08/10/03Derby1927Boynton House New 08/10/03Rochester1908Isabel Martin House Garage New 08/10/03Derby1927
Ohio
Site
City
Date Built
Cedric G. Boulter House  NEW: 12/27/2002Cincinnati
1954
Gerald Tonkens House  NEW: 12/27/2002Amberley Village
1954
William Boswell House  NEW: 12/27/2002Indian Hill
1957
Kenneth Meyers Medical Clinic  NEW 12/27/2002
Dayton
1956
Burton Westcott House  ***UPDATED: 06/22/2004Springfield
1907-8 (Design started in 1904)
Louis Penfield House NEW 04/05/2004Willoughby
1953

Oklahoma
Site
City
Date Built
Price Tower               Updated: 08/06/2006Bartlesville
1952
Harold Price Jr. Home NEW: 08/06/2006Bartlesville
1953
Richard Lloyd-Jones Residence NEW: 08/06/2006Tulsa
1929
Bartlesville Community Center (William Wesley Peters) NEW: 08/06/2006Bartlesville
???
Mystery House (Not Wright) NEW: 08/06/2006Bartlesville
???
Pennsylvania:
Site
City
Date Built
Fallingwater: New Photos and Text 03/24/2003Mill Run
1935
Kentuck Knob aka The Hagan House New Photos and Text 01/24/2003Chalk Hill
1954
Beth Sholom Synagogue Updated: 8/06/2006Elkins Park
1959
Suntop Homes: NEW: 8/06/2006Ardmore
1938
South Carolina
Site
City
Date Built
Auldbrass Plantation: New November 12, 2003Beaufort
1938

Texas:
Site
City
Date Built
Dallas Theater CenterDallas
1955
Virginia:
Site
City
Date Built
Pope/Leighey HouseAlexandria
1939
Pope-Leighey House: New 06/02/2003Alexandria1939Loren Pope Lecture — Pope/Leighey House NEW 12/17/2005Alexandria1939Cooke House: Photos RemovedVirginia Beach
1953
Marden House: NEW 1/15/2006McLean
1952
Wisconsin:
Site
City
Date Built
Johnson Wax building: Updated 1/28/2003Racine
1936
WingspreadRacine
1937
Thomas Hardy residenceRacine
1905