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Arizona Biltmore Resort

Though the extent of Wright’s involvement with this project remains unclear, the Arizona Biltmore Hotel and Cottage complex is generally recognized as a collaboration between Wright and Albert Chase McArthur, a former draftsman in Wright’s Oak Park studio.

Built

1927

Client

John McEntree Bowman

Address

2400 E. Missouri Ave

Status

Open to the public

McArthur, who is responsible for the main design of the hotel, called on Wright to provide engineering expertise, paying him $10,000 for the rights to use the concrete block system that he employed in several Los Angeles houses. The “Biltmore Block” Wright designed features a geometric pattern that is said to represent a freshly cut palm tree. McArthur’s modifications to the design, combined with the contractors’ unwillingness to test unconventional building methods, led Wright to declare that the finished building was “even worse” than he had feared. However, the Aztec Room and cottages reveal Wright’s design hand with few or no adjustments.

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