Frank Lloyd Wright Signed Letter, 1938

Presented is a typed note signed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The one page note, dated October 9, 1938 is addressed to Mrs. William G. Laffer and discusses the cost of building a section of a house. It is signed in full with blue ink, at the bottom. 

The note reads, in full: "A floor heated house will keep you comfortable and should think $8,000.00 would cover the cost of the house—and barring kennels and stalls for ponies the extra bedroom and den might be done within $8,000.00. Your needs are too expensive to be properly covered by the sum you mention." William Laffer was the president of the Clevite Corporation, a company that later purchased the Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory in 1960.

Frank Lloyd Wright was a highly influential American architect (1867-1959) whose mastery of space, form, and human-centered design revolutionized the field of architecture and earned him a place among the greatest thinkers and artists of the 20th century. Wright is best known for nature-harmonious edifices such as Fallingwater and the Guggenheim Museum.


In fine condition. One page, cream paper. Typed note, signed in blue pen bottom left. Dimensions: 3.75” H x 8”W.

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