6 destroyed Frank Lloyd Wright buildings: Unlike Fallingwater, not every Wright creation still stands
Two of the statues from Midway Gardens were salvaged and later given to Frank Lloyd Wright. They are at Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona. I only know that because I was Taliesin West and took a tour a couple weeks ago.
Whenever I see a structure that FLW designed that has been torn down to make room for something more this or more that, it sickens me. What could be more anything than his buildings? They're perfect even with their flaws.
I'm a big Frank Lloyd Wright fan and enjoyed the article. One question I had is why did he have to be described as "Welsh-American"? Why can't he be just an American? This hyphenated American stuff is getting out of hand.
Because the Welsh care about their Art and America cares about bucks. Where are all of the Louis Sullivan buildings?
Wow...The article caught my attention, and it made me want to research and read more. I don't get some of the inane comments posted. They seem trite. I feel as if some of those who have commented, missed the point of the article. Geez...
This is a half-assed article. What about the Francis Little house? What about the Pieper house? what about the house in Indiana which burned down a few years ago? And why did you use a photo of the present Taliesin to represent the destroyed versions of 1911 and 1914 when photos are available? Lazy.
Approx. 6-8 years ago the W.S. Carr Residence in Grand Beach, MI was intentionally demolished to make way for a new house to be constructed on the site overlooking Lake Michigan. The Carr Residence was designed by Wright in 1916, and had been substantially remodeled prior to its demolition, but it was an original FLW design, and it was intentionally destroyed.