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Frank Lloyd Wright was born on June 8th 1867 in Wisconsin His heritage was Welsh His fathers name was William Carey Wright his occupation was a musician and a preacher of his faith Unitarian His mothers name was Anna Lloyd Jones her occupation was a schoolteacher It was said that his mother placed pictures of great buildings on the walls of his nursery in order to train him to become an architect He spent most of is life on his Uncles farm near Spring Green WisconsinFrank briefly studied civil engineering at the University of Wisconsin in Madison When Frank was twenty years old he moved to Chicago After he moved there he got his first job in an Architectural Firm of J Lyman Silsbee he worked there for about a year In 1887 he got a job as a draftsman for Adler and Sullivan here he eventually became chief draftsman and residential design Under Sullivan he began to develop his architectural ideas In 1889 he married his first wife Catherine Tobin After awhile of developing his own ideas he started to design bootlegged homes which meant that he was going against the firms policy of moonlighting When the firm found out what Frank was doing he was fired These were the start of Wrights low sheltering rooflines the prominence of the central fireplace and destruction of the box open floor plans In 1893 Wright started his own firm he first worked out of the Schiller Building designed by Adler and Sullivan Then he moved into a studio which was built onto his home in Oak Park Oak Park was an affluent suburb of Chicago which was located to the west of centercity From 1893 to 1901 about 49 building designed by Wright were built This period was brought together by concepts of prairie house ideasIn 1909 he developed and refined his prairie style He founded the Prairie School of architecture His art of this early
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