Speaking of great architects with June 8 birthdays, Frank Lloyd Wright also has a birthday today. Wright is one of America’s most influential architects, defining the Organic Architecture movement which incorporated natural designs into homes. He was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin, on June 8, 1867.
Wright’s best known work of Organic Architecture is the 1939 Fallingwater House, located in Mill Run in southwest Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands. The house was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2019, along with seven other buildings under the category of “The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright,” including the architect’s famous Taliesin homes: his Taliesin home in Spring Green, Wisconsin, and Taliesin West which served as his snowbird winter home and laboratory in Scottsdale, Arizona’s desert.
Here are all eight buildings representing “The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright.”
Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pennsylvania
Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois
Frederick C. Robie House in Chicago, Illinois
Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin
Hollyhock House in Los Angeles, California
Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House in Madison, Wisconsin
Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, New York