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Alumna recalls growing up in Frank Lloyd Wright house

Cornell Chronicle, July 16, 2013

Kim Brown Bixler '91 entertained a Statler Auditorium crowd July 10 with stories of growing up in the only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house in Rochester, N.Y.

Bixler mimicked her 8-year-old self giving a tour, clasping her hands together and intoning, 'The house was built in 1908 for a widower, Edward E. Boynton, and his 20-year-old daughter, Beulah ...' Visitors 30 years ago were impressed when she would announce that 'this is a prairie-style house, built to fit the landscape, not to fight the landscape,' though she confessed that her mother had actually written the speech.


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