Usonian Houses

By Edward Fagan

Usonian houses with photos in this page

Usonian houses are the marvelous and unique creation of Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959). He is also the greatest American architect of all time. Please also see his portrait below. This page and two others in this blog, seek to highlight some of his Usonian houses.

House photos make up the greater part of the photos of this page. The houses whose photos appear in this page are the Curtis Meyer House and the Herbert Jacobs House. Other houses whose photos also appear in this page are: the Laurent House, and the Exhibition Usonian House. These houses photos also appear in this page: the Goetsch-Winckler House, the Trier House and the Feiman House. 

Usonian houses, the exhibition and the museum

Mr. Wright designed six of the seven Usonian houses mentioned above as private residences for clients. He, in contrast,  designed the seventh Usonian house mentioned above, The Exhibition Usonian House, for display at an exhibition.

Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Exhibition Usonian House for a traveling exhibition which highlighted his work. The exhibition was titled “Sixty Years of Living Architecture: The work of Frank Lloyd Wright”. The organizers had the Exhibition Usonian House built at the temporary pavilion constructed for the exhibition.

The organizers held the exhibition in New York City from October 22, to November 29, 1953. They held it on the plot of ground on which others would later build the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, whose construction finished in 1959. The museum opened its doors to the public on October 21, in that same year. Frank Lloyd Wright died in 1959.  

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Frank Lloyd Wright

 

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(Downloaded 10 August 2009) Frank Lloyd Wright house. The plan of the Curtis and Lillian Meyer House is a hemicycle, or modified semicircle shape. (Ardyce Czuchna-Curl / Special to the Gazette)
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(Downloaded 10 August 2009) Frank Lloyd Wright house. The living room features a long banquette and mini picture windows. (Ardyce Czuchna-Curl / Special to the Gazette)

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Herbert Jacobs first house. Frank Lloyd Wright.
Herbert Jacobs first house. Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Herbert Jacobs First House (1936) Madison, Wisconsin
Herbert Jacobs first house. Frank Lloyd Wright.
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Kenneth Laurent House, Floor Plan

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