10 great places to behold Frank Lloyd Wright's vision

Beth Sholom SynagogueElkins Park, Pa. "Wright designed buildings for every type of religion," Sidy says. "Later in his life he embraced all religions as having nature as their source. Light is the real key in this building. The entire roof is translucent during the day, and at night it has a beautiful, lantern-like glow." Stay in nearby Philadelphia, as Wright did, and visit the Barnes Foundation in Merion. Reservations necessary. 215-887-1342; bethsholomcongregation.org

FallingwaterMill Run, Pa. "This was Wright's coming back out party after everyone thought he was a has-been," Sidy says. "He had a remarkable career, then the Depression came and his career dipped. More than any of his other buildings, this represents the perfect balance between man and nature." An iconic structure, complete with waterfall, it's fixed in our collective imaginations. Book reservations to see Kentuck Knob, another Wright house, 15 minutes away. 724-329-8501; fallingwater.org

TaliesinSpring Green, Wis. "This was his ancestral home, where his maternal grandparents settled," Sidy says. "It is where he worked on the farm as a boy and where his first architectural commission was realized, a school building for his aunts. Later, he founded his architecture school here before starting Taliesin West." There are a number of remarkable structures on this campus, including his drafting studio where some of his most important work was created. 877-588-7900; taliesinpreservation.org

Frank Lloyd Wright Home & StudioOak Park, Ill. "This offers a window into FLW's early work and life," Sidy says. It is in this studio that Wright found his own niche and designed the Robie House, the quintessential Prairie-style house. Many of his commissions were in Oak Park. Walking tours are available in the area, now a historic district. The Cheney house, the subject of Loving Frank, is in the same neighborhood. 708-848-1976; Gowright.org

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