Frank Lloyd Wright was a powerhouse of American architecture. He designed over 500 buildings across the country. Wright’s works include the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the residential house Fallingwater in Pennsylvania.
Wright also graced Cody, Wyoming with one of his designs in the early 1950s: the Quintin Blair House.
The house is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
Wright’s designs always factored in how the building interacted with the surrounding landscape. This is clear in the Quintin Blair House’s angled roof that echoes the distant cliffs and earthen color scheme that matches the Wyoming hills.
Because of his prolific career, Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the most studied designers in the U.S. Urban planner Frederick Albert Gutheim dedicated years of research and lectures to Wright.
Gutheim’s papers explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s works all over the country. Maybe your favorite Wright design is covered?
Come discover the history of America’s built environment in the Frederick Albert Gutheim papers at UW’s American Heritage Center.