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.
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