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This is a series of sixteen letters addressed to Henry J. and Elsie Jane Allen from Frank Lloyd Wright and his third wife, Oligianna. The twelve letters dated 1916 to 1917 were all sent by Wright to the Allens concerning the construction of the latter's home at 225 Roosevelt Avenue in Wichita. In 1915, the Allens committed to Wright designing and building a home for them on Roosevelt. The plans and construction were to cost $27,000. Wright designed the building, but relied on others to manage the construction of the home. The home was finished and opened to the public in the Summer of 1918, while Henry was on the battlefields of France working for the American Red Cross and YMCA. The series of four letters written from 1932 to 1936 were letters of friendship exchanged between the Allens and the Wrights. The couples remained friendly up to the deaths of Henry in 1950 and Elsie in 1951.

Creator: Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
Date: 1916-1917

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Frank Lloyd Wright correspondence - March 15, 1916

Item Number: 305996
Call Number: Allen-Holmes Coll. #883, Frank Lloyd Wright correspondence
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 305996

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