Last Sunday was one of the prettiest days of the year…..and I got to spend it outside at Ebsworth Park for the Frank Lloyd Wright benefit. Mom joined me! It was a treat to see Barney Ebsworth honored at the event which celebrated its 15th year! Mr. Ebsworth was one of the first major donors for the purchase and restoration project of the Kraus House by Frank Lloyd Wright.
About the home…
Nestled in grassy fields on 10.5 acres in the Sugar Creek area of Kirkwood, Mo., the Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park is a unique and significant residence designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, widely recognized as the greatest American architect of the 20th century. This 1,900-square-foot residence built for Russell and Ruth Kraus was the architect’s first building in the St. Louis area, and is one of only five Wright designs in Missouri. It is an excellent example of Wright’s democratic vision, intended to provide middle-class Americans with beautiful architecture at an affordable cost.
The home is notable not only for its architectural integrity, but for retaining all of its original Wright-designed furnishings and fabrics. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of its significance in American architecture.