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Amazing Kid from History – Frank Lloyd Wright, American Architect

By Isabella Taylor, Poetry Editor

“Every great architect is – necessarily – a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.”

-Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright was the one of the most famous American architects of the 20th century. He was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin on June 8, 1867. While growing up in Madison Wisconsin, he began dreaming of being an architect at an early age. His earliest childhood memories were of making buildings out of the building blocks his mother gave him. These early experiences with toy blocks would lead him to create some of the most famous buildings in the world.

In his life, Frank Lloyd Wright designed more than 1,000 projects. By 1901, he had completed more than 50 buildings. During this time, he completed four houses, which were considered the onset of Prairie style. Each type of Prairie house would be designed to fit not only his client’s needs but the challenging sites as well. One of his most famous and recognizable houses is Fallingwater, a house situated above a waterfall. This house was built in 1936 for his clients the Kaufmanns. It is now considered a National Historic Landmark.

In 1991 the American Institute of Architects called him “The greatest American architect of all time.” Frank Lloyd Wright was a truly amazing architect who was very much ahead of his time. He blended the beauty of nature into his innovative designs. We can still see his spectacular homes and buildings today.