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Frank Lloyd Wright

One of the most acclaimed architects of the 20th Century, Wright was the pioneer of what came to be called the Prairie School movement of architecture and also developed the concept of the Usonian home.  Wright designed more than 1,000 structures over a creative period of 70 years, also designing original and innovative offices, churches, schools, skyscrapers, hotels, museums, and other commercial projects throughout his career. Wright was recognized in 1991 by the American Institute of Architects as “the greatest American architect of all time.” In 2019, a selection of his work became a listed World Heritage Site as The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Wright reportedly designed 31 houses in Michigan, several of which are still privately owned, such as the Dorothy Turkel House in Detroit, but others open their doors for tours.

Palmer Woods Homes by Frank Lloyd Wright

2760 West Seven Mile Road

In 1956, Dorothy S. Turkel commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to construct this “Usonian Automatic” home to be a low-cost building system. The only Frank Lloyd Wright home in the City of Detroit, the Turkel House is a prime example of this unique style.
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