Monday, April 25, 2005

The Russell and Ruth Kraus House

The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park

Set on 10 acres in the Sugar Creek area of Kirkwood, Missouri, is a unique and significant residence designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. This 1,900 square foot residence, built for Russell and Ruth Kraus, was the architect's first building in the St. Louis area, and is one of only five Wright designs in Missouri. It is an excellent example of Wright's democratic vision, intended to provide middle class Americans with beautiful architecture at an affordable cost. The home is notable not only for its architectural integrity, but for retaining all of its original Wright-designed furnishings and fabrics. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of its significance in American architecture.

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Comments:
there is a second wright house in st. louis not to far from this home(the pappas house) this home is not vissable from the street.
Also the next time you are in st. louis check out Louis Sullivan's wainwright and union trust buildings and the wainwright tomb.
Also check out the sullivan collection (parts of demolished sullivan buildings) at Southern Illinois Univ. in Edwardsville (on the east side of St. Louis.
Also the Richard Bock mueseum in greenvill Illinois about 45 min. drive east of st louis at greenville colledge in greenvill il.
 
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