The Dog House Frank Lloyd Wright Built
In 1956, 12-year-old Jim Berger penned a letter to the architect of his family home requesting plans for a dog house for his Black Lab, Eddie, that would compliment their house and offering to pay for the plans with money earned from his paper route. Berger wrote in his letter: “I would appreciate it if you would design me a doghouse, which would be easy to build, but would go with our house ... (My dog) is two and a half feet high and three feet long. The reasons I would like this doghouse is for the winters mainly.” Later that year, the plans arrived, free of charge. The architect was none other than Frank Lloyd Wright, arguably the greatest American architect of the 20th century. While the original house no longer exists, a reproduction is making the rounds as part of “Romanza” a documentary on Wright-designed homes in California.
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