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wright at the time

wright at the time

t first, Wright was a doting husband, dropping everything in his home architectural studio to play with the children. He provided gas-filled balloons for every party, bought six bicycles and (like his father) pushed each child to master a different musical instrument. To afford his lifestyle, he had to build “bootleg“ houses while working for Louis Sullivan. Sullivan discovered this and fired him in 1893. To stave off bill collectors, Wright worked to build a busy practice designing homes for clients. Wright consistently worked into the night, as Kitty focused intensely on their children. As a result, they grew apart. The Larkin Building and Unity Temple were Wright’s first major non-residential commissions of the early 1900s.

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