Thursday, May 05, 2005

FLW follow up

A few days ago I posted about my encounter with a local neighborhood influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Tegan's dad read and sent me an email alerting me to another interesting bit of information about Wright; he designed the Community Christian Church in Kansas City, Missouri for this Disciples of Christ group in 1940 after their previous structure had burned down. (Tegan's dad is a Disciples minister.)

As usual, Wright had to struggle to convince the locals that his design would work--and famous egotist that he was, he was convinced that he was absolutely right and they were simply unable to see his vision accurately. Both sides were likely right to some degree.

Anyway, you can read more of the history of this church via this link.

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