Frank Lincoln Wright
having a good start not only do I fully intend to be
greatest architect who has yet lived, but fully intend to be the
architect who will ever live.
Yes, I intend to be the greatest
architect of all
time." - Frank Lloyd Wright 1867-1959
Born in Richland Center, in southwestern Wisconsin, on
June 8, 1867
(Sometimes reported as 1869) Frank Lincoln Wright (Changed by
himself to Frank
Lloyd Wright) was raised in the influence of a welsh heritage.
family, his mother's side of the family, had great influence on
throughout his life.
The family was Unitary in faith and lived
close to each
Major aspects within the Lloyd-Jones family included
Wright's family spent many evenings
listening to William
Lincoln Wright read the works of Emerson, Thoreau, and Blake
aunts Nell and Jane opened a school of their own pressing the
German educator, Froebel.
Wright was brought up in a
comfortable, but certainly
not warm household.
His father, William Carey Wright who worked
as a preacher
and a musician, moved from job to job,
dragging his family
across the United
His parents divorced when Wright was still young.
(Lloyd-Jones) Wright, relied heavily on upon her many brothers
uncles, and was intellectually guided by his aunts and his
Before her son was born, Anna Wright had decided that her
son was gong
to be a great architect.
Using Froebel's geometric blocks to
educate her son, Mrs. Wright must have struck genius her son
the imagination was encouraged and Wright was given free run of
filled with paste, paper, and cardboard.
On the door were the
SANCTORUM (Latin for: place of inviolable privacy).
was seen as a