Frank Lloyd Wright in the Modern Era

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Born in 1867, just two years after the close of America’s Civil War, Frank Lloyd Wright lived to the age of 91. Over the course of his 70 year career, the architect witnessed remarkable changes in society, in technology, and in art and design. Through his visionary design philosophy Wright made his own important contributions to the 20th Century, shaping how people live and build in ways that still resonate today.

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1861-1865 - The American Civil War

The American Civil War was one of the deadliest wars in American history. It was the result of a long-standing controversy about slavery in the United States.

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On June 8, 1867 Frank Lloyd Wright is born in Richland Center, Wisconsin.

Frank Lincoln Wright is born on June 8th, 1867, in Richland Center, Wisconsin, to parents William Carey Wright and Anna Lloyd Jones.

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1868 - Emile Zola

French realist painter Edouard Manet paints friend and writer Emile Zola.

1868-05-01 02:20:14

1868 - Louisa May Alcott publishes Little Women

Alcott's novel follows the life of four sisters who are growing up during the Civil War.

1868-05-01 02:20:14

1868 - Tabasco Sauce invented

The popular hot sauce, invented in Louisiana, has used the same recipe for 150 years.

1869-05-10 02:52:56

May 10, 1869 - The transcontinental railroad is officially completed.

In a feat of engineering, eastern and western United States railway networks were connected, an event that made transportation history and was celebrated with a golden railway spike being driven at the meeting point.

1871-10-08 02:15:58

1871 - The Great Chicago Fire Begins

The Great Chicago Fire burned from October 8-10th, and is still considered one of the most defining events in the city’s history. Approximately 300 people were killed, and 100,000 were left homeless--roughly a third of the city’s population.

1872-01-01 13:01:27

1872 - Snap the Whip

American Realist painter Winslow Homer completes Snap the Whip. The painting was displayed and praised at America’s first world’s fair, the 1876 Centennial International Exhibition, held in Philadelphia.

1872-03-01 13:49:28

1872 - Yellowstone designated as the first national park.

Yellowstone National Park was the first national park in the United States and is considered the first national park in the world. The legislation protected over a million acres of land in what would one day be the states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho.

1873-01-01 13:01:27

1873 - The Railway

Edouard Manet paints The Railway, one of two of his works accepted for the Paris Salon of 1874.

Frank Lloyd Wright in the Modern Era

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