Frank Lloyd Wright is such an iconic 20th century American architect it’s a bit hard to believe he was born on June 8, 1867. Wright drew great influence from the landscape of his midwestern birthplace of Wisconsin, and became the leader of a style known as the Prairie School featuring houses with low-pitched roofs and extended lines that blend into the landscape.
Fallingwater, seen here, was built between 1935-1938 in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Open to the public, the home is considered one of his masterpieces. He designed and had built about 1,000 structures, and once wrote, “No house should ever be on any hill or on anything. It should be of the hill, belonging to it, so hill and house could live together each the happier for the other.” Wright died in 1959.
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