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Princeton Historical exhibits Frank Lloyd Wright drawings

In honor of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday this June, the Historical Society of Princeton opened its newest display, “Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: The Architect in Princeton,” at its Concert Under the Stars benefit on June 10.

The exhibition features architectural drawings by Wright from the historical society’s collection, telling the story of Wright’s sole Princeton clients and the Frank Lloyd Wright house that could have been.

After visiting Wright at Taliesin West, his winter home and studio, Princeton residents Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Mills asked the architect to design a house for their property off Pretty Brook Road.

Two designs were completed between 1955 and 1957, but, due to high costs, the project was eventually abandoned and the house never constructed. Two drawings that remain (an elevation and floor plan) will be on display at the Updike Farmstead through the end of the year.

Often considered America’s greatest architect, Wright designed more than 1,000 structures throughout his seven-decade career. Only 532 were completed, but they include some of the most iconic buildings of the 20th century, such as Fallingwater and the Guggenheim Museum.

The museum at Updike Farmstead is open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, with free hours on Thursday evenings until 7 p.m. Admission is $4. Visit princetonhistory.org.

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