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Frank Lloyd Wright was born as Frank Lincoln Wright on June 8 1867 He was born in Richland Center which is in southern Wisconsin His father William Carey Wright was a musician and a preacher His mother Anna Lloyd-Jones was a teacher It is said that his mother placed pictures of great buildings in young Franks nursery as part of training him up from the earliest possible moment to be an architect Wright spent some time growing up on a farm owned by his uncle which was located near spring Green Wisconsin He was of Welch heritage and was brought up in the Unitarian ReligionWright briefly studied civil engineering at the university of Wisconsin in Madison and then moved to Chicago to work at an architectural firm In 1887 he was hired as a draftsman by the firm of Alder and Sullivan At the time the firm was designing Chicagos Auditorium Building Wright eventually became the head draftsman as well as the leader of the firms residential designs After obtaining these responsibilities Wright began to design and apply his own architectural ideas In 1889 he married his first wife Catherine Tobin He also began designing houses which was against his firms policy because they were required to follow the designs sent to them not make their own When his boss discovered this Frank was fired His house designs however were incredible They showed the start of Wrights low sheltering rooflines the prominence of the central fireplace and intricate geometric designs on both doors and windowsWright started his own firm in 1893 working out of a studio that was built in onto his home in Oak Park a suburb of Chicago Between 1893 and 1901 49 buildings by Wright were built During this period he began to develop his ideas which would come together in his Prairie House concept Into 1909 he developed and refined the prairie style and founded this concept in architecture and his
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