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Amberg House
by Frank Lloyd Wright
The Amberg house has a tenuous connection to Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright actually received the commission to design the Amberg house from the parents of Sophie May (wife of Meyer May) in 1909. Later that year he left for Europe with Mamah Cheney and didn’t return for 2 years. All of his commissions and work were left to the architects that were working in his office at the time… most notably Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahoney. The Ambergs wanted a prairie house along the design of the Meyer May house that had been built just down the street. This kind of architecture was not really Walter Burley Griffin’s forte. As a result, it is thought that Marion Mahoney was the one who designed the Amberg house. The Amberg house is now owned by two of the docents that work at the Meyer May house. They've entertained fellow docents at their home many times.
Location 505 College Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan, MI
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