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Dunbar in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Kentuck Knob

I. N. and Bernardine Hagan House

 
 
Kentuck Knob Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, October 22, 2012
1. Kentuck Knob Marker
Inscription.
I. N. and Bernardine Hagan House
"Kentuck Knob"
has been designated a
National Historic Landmark
This site possesses National significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America
Constructed of native stone, tidewater cypress, and copper, this house is an excellent example of the work of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright
2000
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior

 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 39° 52.101′ N, 79° 31.284′ W. Marker is in Dunbar, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from Kentuck Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 723 Kentuck Road, Dunbar PA 15431, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. K6 Telephone Kiosk 1935 (approx. mile away); Finial from One, Poultry, London EC4, 1870 (approx. mile away); Fallingwater (approx. 3.7 miles away); Fort Necessity (approx. 4.8 miles away); Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church
Kentuck Knob image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, October 22, 2012
2. Kentuck Knob
The house was built on top of a treeless rock covered mountain with an open view of the surrounding area. The owners then planted 10,000 trees for privacy. As the trees matured, their view disappeared.
(approx. 4.9 miles away); Road to Disaster (approx. 4.9 miles away); National Road (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Old Braddock Road (approx. 4.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dunbar.
 
More about this marker. There is an entrance fee to visit the house and grounds. This is an example of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unisonian concept for a compact house with a base cost of $5,500. The Hagan's then had the base plans revised to meet their personal preferences. The completed house ended up costing $90,000 after all the alterations were made.
 
Also see . . .  Kentuck Knob website. (Submitted on December 26, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Landmarks
 
Kentuck Knob image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, October 22, 2012
3. Kentuck Knob
Wright designed the house using topographic maps and surveys of the area.
Kentuck Knob Carport image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, October 22, 2012
4. Kentuck Knob Carport
Wright disliked, garages, basements and attics because they attracted clutter. He developed the concept of a carport where clutter could not accumulate.
Kentuck Knob image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, October 22, 2012
5. Kentuck Knob
Overhangs were planned to allow warming sunlight in winter and shade in the summer. There was no need for air conditioning.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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