While many of the most well-known examples of works by American architectural icon Frank Lloyd Wright are located in Wisconsin and Illinois—each state has its own Frank Lloyd Wright Trail, after all—there are several less famous yet equally impressive works to be found throughout the 10 Mississippi River States. Here is a look at some of the highlights.
Bachman-Wilson House, Arkansas
Originally constructed in 1956 along the Millstone River in New Jersey, Wright’s Bachman-Wilson House is a classic example of the architect’s Usonian architecture. The house was acquired by the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and reconstructed at the museum’s campus in Bentonville, Arkansas, in 2015.
Originally constructed for Russell and Ruth Kraus, this 1,900-square-foot residence was designed and built on a 10-acre (4 hectare) grassy lot in Kirkwood (near St. Louis) in the 1950s. It was Wright’s first building in the St. Louis area and is one of only five Wright designs existing in Missouri. The Kraus House is built in the Usonian style and contains many original furnishings. Guided tours of the house are available.
Other Frank Lloyd Wright buildings throughout Mississippi River Country: