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Monday, May 5, 2008

A Visit to Fallingwater in PA

One more place to check off my "want to see before I leave the east coast" list. Today we visited Fallingwater in Ohiopyle, PA. It's a house built in the 1930's by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Kaufman family of Pittsburgh, PA. The Kaufman family owned quite a bit of land near Ohiopyle and at their son's suggestion comissioned FLW to build a house near waterfalls that were on the land. He not only built it near the falls, he built it over the falls. It is a very modern house for its time. The Kaufman's son donated the house to the Western Pennsylvannia Conservancy in 1963. I had seen it in pictures but to see it in person is a totally different experience. We were blessed with a beautiful spring day. There are no pictures allowed inside but you can take pictures around the outside. Here is a small look at Fallingwater

I would suggest a visit to Fallingwater for anyone who is in traveling in the area. It is southwest of Pittsburgh. Frank Lloyd Wright had an incredible vision when designing this house. Every room in the house leads the eye to the outside and the beauty of its setting.
From Fallingwater, we traveled north to a small burg called McMurray. This was, of course, genealogy related. We found the cemetery at the Presbyterian Church in town and without too much trouble discovered the gravestones of Jim's gggg grandparents, Jane and Alexander Sweney. Tomorrow it's in to the city of Washington, PA for more ancestor searches.

1 comment:

Twila Grace said...

Hi Leslie! My brother and his wife were just at FW two weekends ago. It's a place that I've not yet visited, but sure would like to, and soon!