The Battle for Taliesin
Frank Lloyd Wright on the Auction Block

Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House

Westcott21FLW designed, completely redesigned at least once, and oversaw the building of Springfield's Westcott House from 1904 to 1908. Wright himself saw Westcott as a particularly representative structure and a good example of his own style and skill; he included it in the two-volume Wasmuth Portfolios, or Studies and Executed Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright, the treatise that secured Wright's tremendous reputation in Europe and Japan. The Westcott itself has, unfortunately, remained an unknown (or lesser-known) gem of Wright's career. While it does not feature the iconographic pre-Columbian motifs of his southern California work, it is still a striking and original structure, and is not as well-known as it should be. It was recently restored, and has been open for tours since mid-2003.

+ Westcott House: 1340 East High Street, Springfield OH 45503