In the 1920s, when his love affair with the rugged environment of the Sonoran Desert began, Frank Lloyd Wright was serving as the head architect for the Arizona Biltmore Resort. In 1937, he started construction on his personal winter home, studio and architectural college. Wright enlisted the help of a handful of hardworking apprentices who lugged stones by hand from the nearby McDowell Mountains to construct the buildings’ walls. Today, Taliesin West is still an active architectural school and one of the most popular attractions in Scottsdale, with daily tours of the school, Wright’s drawing room and his personal headquarters that he shared with his wife, Olgivanna, until the day he died in 1959.
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