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      Wright Before the “Lloyd”

      Example of an early Frank L. Wright staircase

      Example of an early Frank L. Wright staircase

      Matt DeStefano talks with Tim Samuelson, the City of Chicago’s Cultural Historian, and curator of “Wright Before the ‘Lloyd,'” an exhibit of the early works of Frank Lloyd Wright, up now through mid-March at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Landmark Chicago Gallery:

      Chicago Cultural Center,
      Landmark Chicago Gallery, 1st Floor
      78 E. Washington St.
      Chicago, IL 60602

      Music Selections in this story:

      Beethoven: Sonata No. 8, Op. 13.  Wilhelm Kempff, p.
      I.  Grave- Allegro molto
      III. Rondo – Allegro
      J.S. Bach: Fantasy and Fugue in g-minor, BWV 542
      Mighty Blue Kings: Moneys Gettin’ Cheaper
      Simon and Garfunkel: So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright
      George Elliott: A House Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright


      2 Responses to “Wright Before the “Lloyd””

      1. Laura Harlan Proudfoot says:

        It is always interesting and informative to listen to WFMT on my way to work. This program on Frank L(loyd) Wright was of great interest to me, as I (and my two sisters) heard of the Harlan House, as children. My father, John Allison Harlan, was the son of Marcus Aurelius Harlan, the 6th child of Allison Wright Harlan and Eliza Jane Murison Harlan, who owned the Harlan House. My grandfather Marc (who died just when I was born) grew up in the Harlan House with his 9 other siblings.
        We heard, thru my father, how the Harlan boys used to climb down a rope from the porches on the house. As the house is gone, until I saw a photo, somewhere perhaps in a library book, I did not know just what the house looked like.
        It is interesting to think that my family’s house was perhaps a catalyst in Mr. Wright’s illustrious career.
        Thank you both for this program, and I will come to the Chicago Cultural Center to see the rest of the exhibit. Laura Harlan Proudfoot

      2. Ann Raven says:

        I enjoyed “Wright Before the “Lloyd”” just as I was fascinated by Andrew Patner’s programs about Mies Van Der Rohe, interviewing the authors of a new Mies biography! Thanks again, WFMT, a wonderful place to visit for the intellectually curious among us.

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