In June 1950, Frank Lloyd Wright paid a surprise visit to the Grant
house, under construction near Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This was
Wright’s first visit to the site, and he was worried about the
house because, unlike most of Wright’s clients, Doug Grant was
building it himself, serving as his own general contractor and
doing his own electrical work and carpentry. He and his wife,
Jackie, quarried all of the stone for the house from their own
quarry on... more...