Frank Lloyd Wright’s work nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Status

If selected, Wright’s work will be the first examples of U.S. modern architecture on the list.

February 03, 2015 |
Frank Lloyd Wright’s work nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Status

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater House, arguably one of the architect's most iconic works, is included in the nomination list. Photo courtesy of Fallingwater.org

The Los Angeles Times reports that U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has nominated 10 Frank Lloyd Wright buildings from seven states for the UNESCO World Heritage List.

According to Jewell, Wright’s work should be on this list that recognizes notable cultural and natural sites because it is “a highly valued and uniquely American contribution to the world’s architectural heritage,” she said in a statement.

The 10 buildings nominated will be the first U.S. submissions in the “Modern Architecture” category, The Washington Times reports. These buildings are:

  • Fallingwater House in Pennsylvania
  • Unity Temple in Illinois
  • Frederick C. Robie House in Illinois
  • Taliesin in Wisconsin
  • Hollyhock House in California
  • Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House in Wisconsin
  • Taliesin West in Arizona
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City
  • Price Tower in Oklahoma
  • Marin County Civic Center in Califronia
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