Fallingwater

Fallingwater is a house designed by the architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1939 in the Laurel Highlands of southwest Pennsylvania, about 70 miles (110 km) southeast of Pittsburgh.[4] The house was built partly over a waterfall on Bear Run in the Mill Run section of Stewart Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, located in the Laurel Highlands of the Allegheny Mountains. The house was designed as a weekend home for Liliane and Edgar J. Kaufmann, the owner of Kaufmann's Department Store.

Fallingwater
LocationMill Run, Pennsylvania
Nearest cityUniontown
Coordinates39°54′22″N 79°28′5″W
Built1936–1939
ArchitectFrank Lloyd Wright
Architectural style(s)Modern architecture
Visitorsabout 135,000
Governing bodyWestern Pennsylvania Conservancy
CriteriaCultural: (ii)
Designated2019 (43rd session)
Part ofThe 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright
Reference no.1496-005
State PartyUnited States
RegionEurope and North America
DesignatedJuly 23, 1974[1]
Reference no.74001781[1]
DesignatedMay 23, 1966[2]
DesignatedMay 15, 1994[3]
Location of Fallingwater in Pennsylvania
Fallingwater (the United States)
Fallingwater path from house to guest home

After its completion, Time called Fallingwater Wright's "most beautiful job"[5] and it is listed among Smithsonian's "Life List of 28 Places to See Before You Die."[6] The house was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966.[2] In 1991, members of the American Institute of Architects named Fallingwater the "best all-time work of American architecture" and in 2007, it was ranked 29th on the list of America's Favorite Architecture according to the AIA.[7]

The house and seven other Wright constructions were inscribed as a World Heritage Site under the title "The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright" in July 2019.[8]


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