Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West Added to UNESCO Heritage List

Jul 8, 2019

Eight buildings designed by celebrated American architect Frank Lloyd Wright have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage list—including Taliesen West in Scottsdale.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesen West, Scottsdale, AZ.
Credit architecture.org

They include the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, the Hollyhock House in Los Angeles and the Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois. The Chicago suburb has the largest concentration of Wright-designed buildings.

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee, made the announcement at the meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan, Sunday. The Wright buildings mark the 24th U.S. site on the list.

Currently, there are 1,092 designated World Heritage sites in 167 countries.

The other buildings designed by Wright are the Frederick C. Robie House in Chicago; Taliesin and the Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House, both in Wisconsin; and Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pennsylvania.