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Fallingwater

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, April 17, 2011
1. Fallingwater Marker
Inscription. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), this house was built in 1936 as a family retreat for Pittsburgh businessman Edgar J. Kaufmann. Widely admired for its design, it is dramatically cantilevered over a waterfall; it exemplifies Wright's desire to join architecture with nature. Edgar Kaufmann Jr. presented the house to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy in 1963.
 
Erected 1994 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 54.034′ N, 79° 27.933′ W. Marker is in Mill Run, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is on Mill Run Road (Pennsylvania Route 381) 1 miles north of Maple Summit Road (Pennsylvania Route 2017), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mill Run PA 15464, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. K6 Telephone Kiosk 1935 (approx. 3.6 miles away); Finial from One, Poultry, London EC4, 1870 (approx. 3.6 miles away); Kentuck Knob (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Polo Player (approx. 8.3 miles away); Fort Necessity (approx. 8.3
Fallingwater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 17, 2011
2. Fallingwater Marker
miles away); Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church (approx. 8 miles away); Road to Disaster (approx. 8.6 miles away); The Old Braddock Road (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Fallingwater website. (Submitted on April 18, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Fallingwater - Great Buildings Online. (Submitted on April 18, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. From the Carnegie Museum website. (Submitted on April 18, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
4. Fallingwater - Behind the Marker. Explore PA History.com (Submitted on July 11, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 421 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 17, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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