The Meyer May house celebrates Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday

Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Fans of homes designed by America's best known architect are celebrating Frank Lloyd Wright's birthday.

The Meyer May home on the southeast side of the Grand Rapids was Wright's first commission in Michigan.
The home was open Thursday for tours to visitors looking to honor Wright on the day he would have been 150 years old.

"It's arguably the finest preservation and restoration of a Frank Lloyd Wright home in existence and as a result, we get a tremendous number of visitors who want to experience the home the way the original family -- the Meyer May family -- would have enjoyed the home when they moved in back in 1909," saod Don Dekker, Director, Meyer May House.

The Meyer May home is open to visitors most Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.Tours are completely free.

Frank Lloyd Wright, born on June 8, 1867 in Spring Green, Wisconsin, about 90 miles southeast of La Crosse, is widely considered one of America’s most influential architects.

When he began his apprenticeship in 1887 in Chicago, it’s unlikely anyone could have foreseen the impact his style would have for decades, and indeed more than a century, to come. Frank Lloyd Wright’s ways of integrating architecture with interior design, the natural environment, and an open floor plan lives on in many of his original sites, as well as his students’ designs.

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