Mill Run, Pa. – Nov. 6 – Author Steven Reiss will sign his book “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House” on Thursday, Nov. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Fallingwater Museum Store. Reiss is an architect, author and lifelong student of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Frank Lloyd Wright designed and realized over 500 buildings between 1886 and 1959 for a wide range of clients. In “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House,” Reiss presents the updated and detailed story of one of Wright’s few Virginia commissions. Designed and built for Loren and Charlotte Pope and later purchased by Marjorie and Robert Leighey, the Pope-Leighey House stands as an example of an innovative form of shelter—which Wright called Usonian—for families beset by the Great Depression.
Visitors may purchase Reiss’s book on-site at the Fallingwater Museum Store, located at Fallingwater near Mill Run, Pa. The event is open to the public.
About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy:
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) enhances the region’s quality of life by protecting and restoring exceptional places. A private nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC has helped to establish ten state parks, conserved more than 235,000 acres of natural lands and protected or restored more than 1,500 miles of rivers and streams. The Conservancy owns and operates Fallingwater, which symbolizes people living in harmony with nature. In addition, WPC enriches our region’s cities and towns through 130 community gardens and other green spaces that are planted with the help of about 12,500 volunteers. The work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accomplished through the support of nearly 10,000 members. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org.