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Fallingwater - Mill Run, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
N 39° 54.390 W 079° 28.055
17S E 630987 N 4418503
Quick Description: Architect Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous work is listed in the 1,000 Places to See in the USA & Canada.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 8/1/2009 6:20:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM6XED
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Scooter Bill
Views: 24

Long Description:
Fallingwater was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for Edgar and Liliane Kaufmann in 1935. Kaufmann was a businessman known for starting the Kaufmann's department store chain. This house was used by them as their vacation home in the summer despite only living a short distance away in Pittsburgh.

The house was built on top of Bear Run stream right at the top of a waterfall. The huge slabs of concrete that form the floors of the house cantilever out over the stream as if they are coming right out of the hillside. Wright's philosophy of organic architecture is very evident here. A lot of natural light and ventilation throughout the house.

Since 1963, Fallingwater has been under the control of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and open to the public for tours. Also mentioned in this part of the book is another Wright designed home, Kentuck Knob, located seven miles south of Fallingwater. While not as extravagant, it is still a wonderful house that should not be missed.
Name of Source Book: 1,000 Places to See in the U.S.A. & Canada Before You Die

Page Location in Source Book: 214

Type of Waymark: Site

Location of Coordinates: Visitors Center

Cost of Admission (Parks, Museums, etc.): 18.00 (listed in local currency)

List Available Hours, Dates, Season:
Continuous tours are available running approximately every 15 minutes from 10AM-4PM everyday except Wednesday. Reservations are required.


Official Tourism Website: [Web Link]

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