Wright, Frank Lloyd

  • In 1893, architect Louis Sullivan personally asked Frank Lloyd Wright to leave his Chicago firm of Adler & Sullivan after he discovered that Wright had been moonlighting.
  • Later, his son, John Lloyd Wright, was fired from his father’s architectural firm over a financial disagreement, only to go on to invent the iconic “Lincoln Logs”
  • There’s a small brass marker outside a nondescript house in Fiesole (above Florence) Italy, where Wright & Mamah Cheney continued their open ‘liaison,’ though both were married to their respective spouses at the time. The scandal that erupted over this affair (not his last) virtually destroyed Wright’s practice in the States. On August 15, 1914, while Wright was in Chicago, a servant set fire to the living quarters of Taliesin & murdered seven people as the fire burned; among the dead were Mamah & two of her children.

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