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John Lloyd Wright

Birthplace: Oak Park, IL, United States
Death: December 20, 1972 (80)
Del Mar, San Diego, CA
Immediate Family:

Son of Frank Lloyd Wright and Catherine Lee Tobin
Husband of Frances Lillian Wright and Hazel Josephine Wright
Father of Elizabeth Wright Ingraham and John Lloyd Wright, Jr.
Brother of Lloyd Wright, Jr.; Catherine Dorothy Baxter; David Samuel Wright; Frances Lloyd Caroe and Robert Llewellyn Wright
Half brother of Iovanna Lloyd Pieper

Managed by: Gene Daniell
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About John Lloyd Wright

John Lloyd Wright (December 12, 1892 – December 20, 1972) was an American architect and toy inventor. Born in Oak Park, Illinois, Wright was the second-oldest son of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. John Lloyd Wright became estranged from his father in 1909 and subsequently left his home to join his brother on the West Coast. After unsuccessfully working a series of jobs, he decided to take up the profession of his father in 1912. He was able to reconnect with his father shortly afterward, who took John under his wing. Differences in opinion regarding the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo caused the pair to again become disunited.

John Lloyd Wright took a break from architecture after this falling-out and focused on designing toys. The most successful of these inventions was Lincoln Logs in 1916, which would later be one of the original inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame. In 1923, Wright moved to Long Beach, Indiana and designed several buildings. His style was characterized by the Prairie School of architecture with International Style influences. After marrying a third time in 1946, Wright left Indiana for Del Mar, California, where he spent the rest of his life designing houses.


1910 United States Federal Census about John K Wright Name: John K Wright Age in 1910: 18 Birth Year: 1892 Birthplace: Illinois Relation to Head of House: Son Father's Name: Frank L Wright Father's Birth Place: Wisconsin Mother's Name: Katherine L Wright Mother's Birth Place: Nebraska Home in 1910: Oak Park, Cook, Illinois Marital Status: Single Race: White Gender: Male Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Frank L Wright 44 Katherine L Wright 39 Frank L Wright Jr 20 John K Wright 18 Katherine Wright 16 David S Wright 14 Frances B Wright 11 Robert L Wright 6

1900 United States Federal Census about John Wright Name: John Wright Home in 1900: Cicero, Cook, Illinois Age: 4 Birth Date: Dec 1891 Birthplace: Illinois Race: White Gender: Male Relationship to Head of House: Son Father's Name: Frank L Wright Father's Birthplace: Wisconsin Mother's Name: Catherine Wright Mother's Birthplace: Nebraska Marital Status: Single Occupation: View on Image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Frank L Wright 32 Catherine Wright 29 Lloyd Wright 10 John Wright 4 Cathrine Wright 6 David Wright 4 Frances Wright 2 Alma Haggestrum 21

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John Lloyd Wright's Timeline

December 12, 1892
Oak Park, IL, United States
Age 17
Oak Park, Cook, Illinois
July 26, 1923
February 23, 1925
December 20, 1972
Age 80
Del Mar, San Diego, CA
Architect and toy inventor