Meyer May

I think that ever since I’ve known about Frank Lloyd Wright I have wanted to see his work in person. Today was finally that day. When researching our trip I discovered that the Meyer May House was only a few blocks from where we were staying in Grand Rapids. For a couple of months I mourned because it is only open a few days a week and I didn’t think we’d be there on the right day. And then I actually looked at the calendar and realized that if we didn’t run out of GR right away we could catch the first tour in the morning.

And I am so glad that we did. The tour starts with a movie giving a history of the house and then details of the restoration done in the mid 80s by the Steelcase corporation. It was fascinating for this history and architecture fan!

The house was beautiful inside. Warm and light, the girls and I were impressed and ready to move right in. My photos do not do it justice. The photo above is from the Morning room, just off of Meyer May’s bedroom. Even the help’s quarters were drool worthy!

I know this won’t be my last Wright house tour, but I am very glad it was my first.

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