Another chapter of the WPC’s history, and a story in itself, is Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater.
Voted the most important building of the 20th century in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, this masterpiece was entrusted to the Conservancy by Edgar Kaufmann jr. in October, 1963.
Fallingwater was built in 1936 by Pittsburgh department store owner Edgar Kaufmann Sr. and was used as a mountain retreat by his family. The Kaufmanns became acquainted with the Conservancy during their involvement with the early acquisition of Ferncliff Peninsula, the future cornerstone of Ohiopyle State Park.

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