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wright at the time

wright at the time

fter a period of self-imposed exile with Mamah Cheney in Europe, the two returned to America and settled with Cheney's children in Spring Green, Wisconsin. A few years later, while Wright was away working on Chicago’s Midway Gardens, Cheney and her two children and some workmen sat down to lunch at Taliesin. The butler-handyman bolted all of Taliesin’s doors and windows, set the house on fire and bludgeoned anybody who tried to escape. Cheney and seven others died, and the house was destroyed. Wondering “why mark the spot where desolation ended and began?” Wright buried his beloved mistress in an unmarked grave.

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