8 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Named World Heritage Sites

Eight buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright are the first works of U.S. modern architecture to be named UNESCO World heritage sites.

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July 8, 2019, 5:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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"Eight buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright, including the Prairie style masterpiece of the Robie House in Chicago and the bold concrete structure of Unity Temple in Oak Park, were named Sunday to the United Nations’ list of the world’s most significant cultural and natural sites," reports Blair Kamin for the Chicago Tribune.

Other Frank Lloyd Wright buildings to make the UNESCO World Heritage list include the Guggenheim Museum in New York City; the Taliesin compounds in Spring Green, Wisconsin and Scottsdale, Arizona; Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pennsylvania; the Jacobs House in Madison, Wisconsin; and the Hollyhock House in Los Angeles.

Kamin provides additional information about each of the buildings that made the list, the previous, unsuccessful attempt to nominate Wright buildings for the list, and the likelihood that the new recognition will spur new levels of tourism to the sites.

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