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Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob - Architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright - Tuesday October 15th

Fallingwater is nestled in the heart of the Laurel Highlands in the small village of Mill Run, PA.  It is one of the most widely acclaimed works of architect Frank Lloyd Wright.  Fallingwater, which could still be called modern today, was completed 1939 for the family of Pittsburgh department store owner Edgar J. Kaufmann.  The key to the setting of the house is the waterfall over which it is built.  Decks are cantilevered over the water.  Wright challenges the blending of nature and man by building this spectacular home over a waterfall.  According to the New York Times,” Fallingwater is Wright’s greatest essay in horizontal space; it is his most powerful piece of structural drama; it is his most sublime integration of man and nature.”  Since considerable walking and steps are involved, good walking shoes are strongly advised.  Please notify the tour coordinators if you require special assistance.

 Kentuck Knob was created 20 years after Fallingwater when Wright was 86 years old. His approach to this residence is startling different from his earlier creation.  It is high above the Youghiogheny River gorge.  A massive expanse of local fieldstone and tidewater red cypress, the house appears to be part of the mountain itself.  The woods, meadows and gardens surrounding the house are interspersed with contemporary sculpture and historical artifacts. 

  8:30 AM    Depart from OMNI William Penn

10:30 AM    Fallingwater/Kentuck Knob Tour

12:20 PM    Lunch - Glisans

  2:00 PM    Kentuck Knob/Fallingwater Tour

  5:00 PM    Return to OMNI William Penn

Cost: $55 Advance/$60 at Conference per person includes admissions, transportation, lunch, step-on guide

Meeting Location: Tour Bus departure location.