By Associated Press - Friday, April 17, 2015

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - An Indiana house that famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed for a Purdue University professor has won National Historic Landmark status.

Indiana Landmarks says West Lafayette’s John E. and Catherine E. Christian House is one of fewer than 30 U.S. buildings designed by Wright that are national landmarks.

Wright designed the home for John Christian, then a young Purdue professor, and his late wife, Catherine. The home was built in 1956 and Christian, who’s now 97, still lives there.

Wright not only designed the house and its landscaping but also its furnishings, lighting, tableware, linens and even the couple’s stationery.

The architect named the home Samara, a botanical term which means winged seed that refers to pine cone seeds found at the site.



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