Architecture enthusiasts can now embark on a road trip to explore the works of legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, with the launch of the new Frank Lloyd Wright Trail website.
With over 40 of Wright’s built works located in Wisconsin, the website features a 200-mile route through southern Wisconsin, including nine public sites, and provides visitors with information and reservation details for each site.
The Wisconsin-born architect’s unique style is referred to as “organic architecture,” which incorporated natural surroundings into his designs. His works include several National Historic Landmarks and public buildings still in use today, such as the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.
Wright’s Wisconsin ties run deep, as he spent his formative years working on his uncle’s farm in the Wisconsin River valley near Spring Green. He studied at the University of Wisconsin before leaving for Chicago to work as an architect under Louis Sullivan.
Wright designed several homes, schools, churches, and rural structures in Wisconsin, including his iconic Taliesin home and studio in Spring Green. Despite a fire that destroyed the home in 1914, Wright rebuilt it and eventually founded an architectural school at the site.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Trail website offers visitors the opportunity to explore several significant sites, including the SC Johnson Administration Building, Monona Terrace, and A.D. German Warehouse. Tours can fill up quickly during the summer travel season, so visitors are encouraged to make reservations in advance.
The launch of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trail website has excited many Wisconsin residents who appreciate Wright’s influence on American architecture. The trail offers a unique opportunity to experience Wright’s work firsthand and learn about the architect’s deep Wisconsin roots.
As we head into summer, the Frank Lloyd Wright Trail is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to explore Wright’s legacy and Wisconsin’s rich architectural history.