Most cities have one—if not several—landmarks.
Chicago has the Water Tower. New York has Grand Central Station.
And Mill Run, Pa., has Fallingwater. Rural Pennsylvania became an
architectural focal point in 1937 when renowned architect Frank
Lloyd Wright designed Fallingwater for the Kaufmann family. The
family, who owned Kaufmann's Department Store in Pittsburgh, used
Fallingwater as a vacation and weekend home until the home was
donated to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) in 1963.
Although WPC strives to preserve Fallingwater so its uniqueness
can be enjoyed by visitors, some believe Wright did not intend the
vacation home to last as long as it has. Despite this belief, WPC
embarked on an $11.5 million renovation project, which focused on
restoring Fallingwater's sagging structure.
Photo courtesy of Christopher Little.
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