The John Gillin Residence is a large, single-story Usonian house, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1950 and built in Dallas, Texas, in 1958. The Gillin House is Wright's only residential project in Dallas. It was originally located at 3221 Greenville Avenue, but was moved to its present site on the corner of Gillis and Spruce Streets in 2009.
Other notable buildings by Wright in Texas include the Herbert F. Johnson Museum and Institute of Art in Austin, the University of Texas at Austin, and the Texas School of Music in Houston.
Wright spent most of his career in Illinois, but he also designed several houses in Wisconsin and one in Arizona. The majority of these buildings are private homes, but the Taliesin Fellowship campus in Springtown, Pennsylvania, is owned by the government of Wisconsin and is therefore considered public art.
There are also several museums and other cultural institutions affiliated with Wright. His work can be found in five US states and two Canadian provinces.
Wright was born in 1867 in Ohio and died in 1959 in Arizona. He is regarded as one of the leading architects of the Prairie School architecture style.
The John Gillin House in Rivercrest is considered to be one of Wright's most beautiful designs. The house was completed in 1939 and exhibits many characteristics typical of Wright's work including a horizontal emphasis, use of natural materials, and a desire for harmony between man and nature.
Wright also designed the Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois. It was completed in 1920 and is an example of Gothic architecture. Wright used his knowledge of cathedral building techniques to create an architectural landmark that blends beauty with function. The temple serves as both a religious building and as the headquarters for the United Church of Christ which owns it. It is now a museum devoted to Wright and his work.
Another rivercrest home designed by Wright is the Francis H. Smith House. It was built in 1940 and exhibits many features common to Wright's design including large glass windows, low-slung roofs, and simple lines. The exterior is made of brick and limestone while the interior is decorated with wood paneling, leather furniture, and copper fixtures.
Wright also designed several other buildings in Dallas, such as the Texas Commerce Center and the Reverchon Fountain.
Frank Lloyd Wright's lone design erected in Oregon is the Gordon House. Experience a guided tour of the home with our trained docents, sense its rich history as you wander through each room, and discover how an Oregon farm family commissioned Mr. Wright to build them a home. The Gordon family was among the first clients to hire Wright, who designed their home in Taloga, near Pendleton, by fall of 1909. They continued to live in it for almost 70 years before moving to San Diego. Today, the house is preserved by the local community as a museum.
Wright's experience as a young architect in Chicago led to many breakthroughs that changed the face of architecture as we know it today. He is best known for his use of organic shapes inspired by nature, his emphasis on light and space, and his design philosophy of creating homes that were functional and comfortable for their owners. In addition to being one of the most influential architects of all time, Wright was also a prolific writer and artist. His drawings and sketches capture the imagination of people around the world thanks to his innovative approach to design and his desire to create something new from what had come before.
There are more than 150 buildings worldwide that are credited to Frank Lloyd Wright. Many of them are private homes, but he also designed hotels, churches, libraries, and even a school bus.
Almost everyone we asked assumed it was also designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. They told us a "story" about Alex Jordan's construction of The House on the Rock in spite of Frank Lloyd Wright. Alex Jordan adored Frank Lloyd Wright and his work so greatly that he drove to Taliesin to show Frank some drawings, according to the "narrative." When Frank didn't like them, Alex decided to build his own house instead!
The story is probably true but there are a few problems with it: 1 There is no evidence that Wright ever visited Jordan's project 2 Even if he had, it isn't likely that he would have refused to see the project completed 3 We can assume that Wright loved his job enough to refuse other projects, so this one seems unlikely.
Wright did design several houses for private clients outside of Taliesin, including one for Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Black in Phoenix. However, none of these houses feature a design as unique as House on the Rock.