365 Days of Art: April 10 – Frank Lloyd Wright Secretly Purchases Property Under His Mother’s Name
April 10, 1911
Frank Lloyd Wright’s mother Anne signs a deed for property in Wisconsin, on behalf of her son, which was purchased with money he borrowed from a friend. By using his mother’s name, Wright was able to secure the 31.5-acre property without attracting any additional attention to the affair he was having with Mamah Borthwick Cheney, a former neighbor to his family, and the wife of one of his clients. The affair had already caused substantial scandal in their hometown of Oak Park, IL.