Frank Lloyd Wright, First Christian Church
Originally commissioned in 1949 by the Southwest Christian Seminary in Phoenix, 20 years later permission was obtained from Wright's widow to use the plans for a new First Christian Church.
American architect and interior designer Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin, in 1867. Wright was a member of the Prairie School, a movement of architecture which was based on the English Arts and Crafts Movement, and was known for his organic architecture. Wright designed offices, churches, schools, skyscrapers, hotels and museums but also furniture and stained glass. From 1900 to 1914, Wright designed almost 50 buildings, in the so called ‘Prairie architecture’ style. In the 1920s, he designed several houses in California in his textile block system, for example the John Storer House in Hollywood (1923) and the Ennis House in Los Angeles (1924). Probably his best known private residence is the Fallingwater house in Pennsylvania, which was completed in 1937. His masterpiece, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, completed in 1959, kept him busy for 16 years, Frank Lloyd Wright died that same year. Today, his legacy is kept alive at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation in Wiscons and Arizona.