Talk:Frank Lloyd Wright

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh[edit]

Was Frank Lloyd Wright influenced by Charles Rennie Mackintosh when Wright visited Europe? The similarities are striking. See some comparisons here ---> text

Birth date[edit]

FLW said he was born in 1869, not 1867 as shown in the Article. Who said it was 1867? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:42, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation states 1867 here. What reliable source states 1869? Bahooka (talk) 16:48, 19 August 2016 (UTC)
In order to answer the question: "Who said [FLW's birth year] was 1867?". The information was corrected by historian Thomas Hines in the Winter 1967 issue of the magazine, Wisconsin Magazine of History in his article entitled, “Frank Lloyd Wright—The Madison Years: Records versus Recollections,” p. 109-119. In the article, Hines stated that, while historians had, until that time, accepted Wright’s accounting that he had been born in 1869, “[t]hree documents relating to Wright’s Madison years, hitherto unnoted by historians, show conclusively that Wright was born in 1867.” [p.109]
1.) The first of these was the 1880 United States Census, which "lists the names and ages of the family of William C. Wright and his wife Anna, giving the age of a son, Frank, as being thirteen. If Frank was thirteen in 1880, he would, therefore, have been born in 1867, not 1869." [p. 110]
2.) The 2nd piece of evidence comes from one of the schools that Wright attended, the “old” Madison high school (now Central High School). "Wright’s name appears… once in the surviving records of his high school. In the oldest volume… in the school’s collection… Wright’s name appears near the end of the book, with his father’s name, his address, 804 E. Gorham and his birth date, ‘June 8, 1867.’"[ibid]
3.) The 3rd [piece of evidence are his parents divorce records. In them, it is recorded that: “[T]he parties hereto have three children… whose names and ages are as followed: Frank L. Wright, 17 years old, June 8, 1884; [Jane Porter], 15 years old, April 26, 1884; [Maginel Wright Barney], 7 years old, June 19, 1884.” Listed by his father, under oath, as being seventeen on June 8, 1884, Frank Lloyd Wright would, therefore, have been born on June 8, 1867. [p. 111] Marykeiran (talk) 22:42, 29 December 2016 (UTC)


Needs a section on this important part of his career, will work on it soon, any input appreciated. Dktrfz (talk) 00:50, 8 October 2016 (UTC)

Formatting and content[edit]

Reformatted to a more chronological order, unified heading and sub heading.Dktrfz (talk) 16:13, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

Did selective deletions on various sections, particular details on various Wright designs, while important to their respective projects, should be in separate Wikipedia entries on the projects themselves, not in the article about FLW's entire life.Dktrfz (talk) 20:23, 25 November 2016 (UTC)

Lots of of un-referenced and poorly written entries throughout article. I deleted one paragraph that was restored by, I re-wrote the paragraph.Dktrfz (talk) 22:54, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

Remove reference to Santiago Martinez Delgado[edit]

Santiago Martinez Delgado's name needs to be removed. Records of any connection between Delgado and Wright do not exist and there is no record of him ever having worked with Wright, aside from inside the Wikipedia pages. I have looked through Wright's correspondence and Delgado's name isn't on there. In addition, these pages say that he designed stained glass windows for Wright in the 1930s, but no commission by Wright in the '30s had stained glass windows. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Marykeiran (talkcontribs) 22:38, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

I was told that I need to explain my relationship to the figure of Frank Lloyd Wright to lend credence to my problems with any connection made between Delgado and Wright: I am the historian for Taliesin Preservation, the organization that is restoring and preserving Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin estate in Spring Green, Wisconsin. As the historian, I went to Frank Lloyd Wright's Archives in Scottsdale, Arizona (now the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives at the Avery Library in New York City). As part of my research, I looked for correspondence from/to Delgado and did not find anything. It would have existed if he were coming out in the 1930s since letters or telegrams were a major source of communication at the time. Marykeiran (talk) 22:52, 29 December 2016 (UTC)