From Living on the Prairie to Designing Prairie Style Houses

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From Living on the Prairie, to designing Prairie Style Houses

When people think prairie style, they associate it with Frank Lloyd Wright. But why? Frank Lloyd Wright was a famous 19th and 20th century architect that shaped the style of houses, as we know them today. Although he grew up in a small town, it didn't hold him back as a successful man. Frank Lloyd Wright is, and will continue to be, the world’s best architect because from the time he was little, to the times he traveled across the world, he found inspiration in nature all around him.

Growing up, Frank Lloyd Wright was inspired very easily. He was born on June 8th, 1867 in Richland Center, Wisconsin, to the proud parents of Anna Lloyd Jones and William Carey Wright. His official birth name was Frank Lincoln Wright, but changed it later in his life. His family was Welsh and had traveled over in hopes for a better life. Because his mother was a teacher and his father was a minister, they traveled a lot. His father received jobs in Rhode Island, Iowa, and Massachusetts(Rubin, 1994). By 1878, they had settled down in Madison, Wisconsin. From the time Frank Lloyd Wright was born, his mother gave him building blocks, hoping it would provide him with early architectural education. As a teen, Frank Lloyd Wright wasn’t suiting his parent’s image of a young adult. He was sent to live on his uncle’s farm, in search for better manners. When he first arrived, he wasn’t too thrilled to be there, but soon realized this was a perfect opportunity for him. After his morning chores were finished, he would find an old sketch book and lay in an open field. Frank sketched every wild flower he saw, until dinner was ready. This is when he realized his passion of being an architect.

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...ng to comprehend what simplicity means.” - Frank Lloyd Wright.

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