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Stop #12 Zeigler House by Frank Lloyd Wright

Built in 1910, the Prairie Style Zeigler house is the only Frank Lloyd Wright designed structure in the state of Kentucky. Frank Lloyd Wright is considered the greatest of the 20th Century American Architects. Originally built for the Rev. Jesse R. Zeigler, the house has a lighted stained glass case surrounding the fireplace at the ceiling. Sue Stodola, who owns and resides in the house with her husband, enjoys the warm feeling this feature adds. She cherishes the art glass windows throughout the house. The leaded glass motif became the logo of the Frankfort Public Art Tour.   Local bookstore owner Lizz Taylor, who is a frequent house-sitter, appreciates all the built-ins, which provide convenient and easily accessible storage for everything from a purse to a steamer trunk. She also appreciates the privacy and the connection to the outdoors that the design of the house provides. Every room in the house, except the kitchen and the nursery, has direct access to the outdoors.  The wide exterior overhangs provide protection from the elements and serve as an example of the Prairie Style emphasis on horizontal lines. Taylor says that these features make the house feel spacious. Owner Ed Stodola insists that living in the house has helped him to think more creatively.   Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Zeigler house is a private residence that is open to individual and group tours by appointment.

The Interviews Inside the Frank Lloyd Wright structure