Saturday, November 05, 2005

A Frank Lloyd Wright Gem

Just outside of Cedar Rapids, IA is the Lowell Walter House called "Cedar Rock" designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It was an upgraded "Usonian" hour that was the summer riverside home of the Walter family for many years and now belongs to the state of Iowa. It seemed the ideal side trip to compliment our visit to the Grant Wood Show and the Grant Wood Studio in downtown Cedar Rapids. Whether painted, constructed on, or just there for the looking, the prairie was clearly the star of our two day stay. The Blums, the Waltershausens, and the De Youngs were quite lucky to have a personalized tour of the house and grounds just before they were closed down for the winter.

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