Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Hitting the highlights on Wisconsin's new 200-mile Frank Lloyd Wright trail" from the Chicago Tribune
With their clean, horizontal lines and open floor plans, many Frank Lloyd Wright buildings still feel modern today — a testament to the ingenuity and staying power of America's most famous architect, born 150 years ago June 8.
The prolific pioneer of organic architecture built in 36 states as well as Canada and Japan before he died in 1959, a few weeks shy of 92.
His greatest hits album includes iconic creations like Fallingwater in Pennsylvania and the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
The Chicago area is a rich showcase for his handiwork, boasting more Wright buildings than anywhere else in the world.
But for the ultimate Wright pilgrimage, head to Wisconsin. The state recently rolled out the new Frank Lloyd Wright Trail (www.travelwisconsin.com/frank-lloyd-wright), a 200-mile route made up of nine key Wright sites. More than 100 brown signs are stationed along the self-guided driving tour, whose highlights stretch from Racine on the banks of Lake Michigan all the way west to Richland Center, where the outspoken architect was born in 1867.
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