I blame my Humanities instructor at Lakeland Community College for my love of Frank Lloyd Wright. Before taking that class, I had no idea who the man was or what he had done with his life. Then came the assignment to visit Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pennsylvania and it all changed. I became a fan of the man and his architectural style immediately. Whenever possible, I try to see one of his beautiful homes when I happen upon one.
Many, many years ago, Mike was working in Phoenix for an extended amount of time and I went to visit him for the weekend. We decided to visit Wright’s winter home and school, Taliesin West, in Scottsdale. But, alas, we got there too late and it was closed. I never did get to see it.
As I was driving west recently, on my Epic Journey, I saw a sign for Cedar Rock, The Walter Estate in Independence, Iowa. I was thrilled and got off of Route 20 to make the short trek to the home. This was a Monday and guess what? The estate was closed on Monday. I never got to see it. Maybe another time.
So I took a few photographs of what I could see and I thought I would share them. I do not really have much luck when it comes to visiting the Wright homes but I am going to continue to try. I hope to add more to my list than just Fallingwater. But I guess if that is the only one I ever get to see, it will be enough.