The Price Tower is in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. I have been a fan of its architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, for years. If fact, I’ve visited most of his designs opened to the public. The Price Tower is one of the more remote but one of the best. Part of it has become a hotel, making this the only Wright Property that visitors can actually stay in. if there are others, I haven’t found them. There’s a fine tour of the property available to anyone, an on-site museum, and lots of information about Wright and his design for the Price Tower on the premises. Unique at the time it was built, the Tower was the first building designed to be a mixed-use skyscraper with offices, retail space, and living quarters.
Although one of the more interesting to visit, Price Tower is not my favorite Wright experience. That would be Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Wright was a difficult genius who could have died wealthy but didn’t. He was so busy creating that he didn’t bother with patents. So his innovations, many of them having to do with lighting and sound, didn’t add to his bank account. He died with a desk full of projects and no money in his pockets.
If you want me to write more about Wright, righting a wrong, let me know.