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Cook in United States
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Click to enlarge the pic Pope-Leighey House
Country United States
City or Region Alexandria, Virginia
Travelling with Mike & Tara
Travel date 27 Apr 2002
What you've been doing

Today we went to the "Pope-Leighey House" in Virginia.

This house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. If you've been tracking Cook's adventures, you may remember that he went to another Frank Lloyd Wright building - Talesin West - when in Phoenix, Arizona.

This is a LOT different from the place in Phoenix, and his other buildings in Oak Park, Chicago. It is a "Usonian" home, which is supposedly "cheap" homes for the average person. The home though is not average and is pretty wacky. It's got some nice design elements and demonstrates some innovative ideas.

If you are not a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright you may not think much of this place, but if you do like his work, then you will like this. One thing though is that, being one of his "cheap" homes, it not as expansive as others and is probably only worth visiting if you are in the area.

The tour is worth the $7.50, and you need to do that if you want to go inside the building

The Pope-Leighey House is on the grounds of Woodlawn Plantation which has a house of it's own. It's very different from the Pope-Leighey House, and looks impressive, but it wasn't that interesting to tour. The grounds are pretty though.

If you are in this area, Mount Vernon, George Washington's house, is nearby and well worth a visit.

Added : 29 Apr 2002, 15:05:06 (UK time)
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