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I first “met” Frank
Lloyd Wright’s work in 1975 during a college slide show about the history of
art. Many years later I was driving
through Grand Rapids, Michigan, and immediately knew that I was passing a FLW
house – the recently renovated Meyer May House. I stopped to take a few photos, and
ventured up the driveway to read a tiny sign.
I imagined it would say “if you can read this sign, you are
trespassing.” Instead, to my delight,
it announced the house would be open the next day for public tours.
Somewhere along the
line I purchased the 1990 printing of William Allin
Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright – a Complete Catalog. From then on, any travel would include a
quick check of Wright structures in the area and I would take time for at
least a few photos – and a public tour if available.
In 2009 I started
compiling this information, combining my older film camera shots with newer
digital pictures. I have only an
amateur’s interest in architecture, but Wright’s work moves me and there is
no reason to hide all my photographs in an album only a few friends and
relatives will ever see.