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Related Web Sites:
Building Locator Wright Nearby

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Taliesin Estate

Wright's Monona Terrace


Read More About It

"Frank Lloyd Wright: Visionary Architect" by David Wright

"Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids" by Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen

"Frank Lloyd Wright" by Yona Zeldis McDonough


Vocabulary:

noted
architect
innovative


Interesting Fact:

The Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison was opened in 1997, nearly 60 years after Wright put the initial designs for the building on paper in 1938.


Study Questions:

  • What is Taliesin?
  • What makes Wright's designs so innovative and unique?
  • What are some of Wright's most famous designs? Where are they located?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about Frank Lloyd Wright:

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  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on April 9:

    1865: At Appomattox Court House in Virginia, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant to end the Civil War.



  • April 9

    April 9, 1959: Frank Lloyd Wright, noted architect, died at the age of 89. Born on June 8, 1867 in Richland Center, Wright was widely recognized for his innovative and unique designs. He became known as one of the greatest and most talented architects of the 20th century.


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