Saturday, May 20, 2017

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Falling for Frank Lloyd Wright in Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands" from the Chicago Tribune

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Falling for Frank Lloyd Wright in Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands" from the Chicago Tribune

Touring three Frank Lloyd Wright houses in two days will make a visitor sure of two things.

No. 1: The brilliant, phenomenally talented architect envisioned houses that remain functional as well as beautiful well over half a century after construction.

No. 2: This eccentric, irascible man would have caused occasional — perhaps regular — bouts of apoplexy in homeowners tying their dreams and finances to him.

Consider Edgar J. Kaufmann Sr., who saw the cost of his weekend home, Fallingwater, rise from an estimated $30,000 to $155,000 in the mid-1930s, when skilled laborers on the project earned 75 cents an hour.

Continued on website.

Link:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/travel/ct-wright-homes-laurel-highlands-pennsylvania-travel-0514-20170428-story.html

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