Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Westcott House


Distance from Lancaster, OH: 1 hour, 20 minutes

The Westcott House is a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed prairie-style house in Springfield, Ohio. The house was built in 1908 for Mr. Burton J. Westcott, his wife Orpha, and their family. The Westcott property is the only prairie-style house designed by Wright in the state of Ohio.

The Westcott House, the product of arguably the most important architect of the modern era, was designed in 1906 and built in 1908. In the early 1940s, the interior alterations—the conversion of the open floor plan into a multi-unit apartment building—changed the architecture so significantly that it no longer reflected the design intent of its architect.

Due to these drastic alterations, the Westcott House remained an undiscovered relic for many years- a lost Wright artifact. Through the cooperative efforts of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy and the Westcott House Foundation, today the Westcott House is an important rediscovery, a notable, newly-unearthed and revitalized example of Wright’s legacy.

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