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John Lloyd Wright

Birthplace: Oak Park, IL, USA
Death: Died in San Diego, CA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Frank Lloyd Wright and Catherine Lee Page
Husband of Hazel Josephine Wright
Father of Elizabeth Wright Ingraham; <private> Wright; John Lloyd Wright and <private> Ingraham (Wright)
Brother of Lloyd Wright; Frances Lloyd Wright; Robert Llewellyn Wright; Catherine Dorothy Baxter; David Samuel Wright and 1 other
Half brother of Iovanna Lloyd Wright

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

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John Lloyd Wright's Timeline

December 12, 1892
Oak Park, IL, USA
Age 17
Oak Park, Cook, Illinois
Age 29
February 23, 1925
Age 32
December 20, 1972
Age 80
San Diego, CA, USA