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Looking (plan) northeast at the Entry Foyer at Taliesin.

Found Floor

Reading Time: 5 minutes I took this photo looking (plan) northeast towards Taliesin Entry Foyer after we found a floor during a project. Read about it below. I have written that I need to be careful about what I think happened at Taliesin, because I’ve been wrong on things. This post shows an example of something I got wrong. […]

Summer photograph in Taliesin's Garden Court looking plan west.

Wall at Taliesin’s Garden Court

Reading Time: 6 minutes Taliesin’s Garden Court photo taken in August, 2002 by Doug Hadley, then the Landscape Coordinator. In this post I’m going to write about when a stone wall was built at Taliesin’s Garden Court, changing it from an entryway into a private courtyard. The Garden Court used to be the courtyard where people stopped when they […]

Black and white photograph of dormitory room at Taliesin

Oh my Frank – I was wrong!

Reading Time: 6 minutes A bed in a room at Taliesin. I’ll explain why it’s here in the post below. About what? About a photograph. But, while I’ve been wrong sometimes about things with Taliesin, I haven’t usually communicated those things to other people. In this case, I was wrong about a photograph I put in a post of […]

Winter photograph looking at the Hex Room and spire at the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center.

How I became the historian for Taliesin

Reading Time: 5 minutes Looking west at the Hex Room in the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center. I took this photo in February of 2005. You can see through the Hex Room, which is the room with the red roof and spire straight ahead of you. The clear view through the room is two vertical rectangles. If I had […]

Looking northwest at Frank Lloyd Wright's Hillside building during April 26, 1952 fire

1952 fire at Hillside

Reading Time: 7 minutes Looking northeast at the southern facade of the Hillside building while the smoke still looms in its April 26, 1952 fire. I don’t know who took this photograph. It came from a newspaper article that was given to the Preservation office probably in the 1990s. As someone who worked at Taliesin, you got used to […]

Photograph by Kevin Dodds, looking north in the hallway of Taliesin's Guest Wing.

Bats at Taliesin

Reading Time: 5 minutes Last summer I wrote “A Slice of Taliesin“, which described some of the work done by the Preservation Crew at Taliesin. In fact, that work was about twenty feet to the left + 4-6 feet below where Preservation Crew member Kevin Dodds was standing when he took took the photograph above. Photograph above looks at […]

Photograph of Taliesin's Entry Foyer taken by Keiran Murphy in May 2004.

When did Taliesin get its front door?

Reading Time: 8 minutes My May 2004 photograph looking at Taliesin’s entry and entry foyer. I find humor regarding Wright’s placement of his own home’s front door, so my post today is going to be about that. I say “humor” because of how Wright is praised on his placement of the front doors of his homes. That he placed […]

Contemporary. Looking southwest in Taliesin's living room at the fireplace.

1940s Change in Taliesin’s Living Room

Reading Time: 5 minutes Photograph from the 2000s taken by me in Taliesin’s living room. Looking toward the fireplace with the inglenook (the built-in bench). Today, I thought about photographs from the book, Apprentice to Genius, by Edgar Tafel that I recommended almost a year ago. Looking through the book reminded me of a change to the inglenook (the […]

Taken under the oak tree at the Tea Circle looking toward Taliesin's Drafting Studio

First year of tours

Reading Time: 5 minutes I took this photograph in 1994 under the oak tree at the Taliesin Tea Circle. The room with the French doors near the center of the photograph is Taliesin’s drafting studio. Wright used it as an office after he moved drafting operations to Hillside. “1867. . . . 1886. . . . 1896. . . […]

1910-1911 exterior photograph on the Hillside Home School campus.

Another find at Hillside

Reading Time: 6 minutes A photograph from 1910-1911 showing three structures on the campus of the Hillside Home School. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hillside building is on the left and behind it, with the hipped gable roof, is the dormitory for the high school boys. The third structure on the far right was known as the Home Cottage and was […]

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