Original Frank Lloyd Wright Drawings
The entire archive of Frank Lloyd Wright's original architectural drawings and correspondence, including those for Fallingwater, are housed at the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library of Columbia University in New York City. Material in that collection is under copyright by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. As such, Fallingwater cannot provide researchers with digital or print reproductions of drawings or correspondence. You must directly contact the Avery archives to arrange a visit to view the collection in person.
The Avery Library has also made available a black-and-white set of low-resolution reference photographs of over 20,000 original Frank Lloyd Wright drawings. This collection presents the majority of Wright's projects from 1895 through 1959, as captured through black and white reference photography originally produced by the Archives of the History of Art, the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities. You may access this reference collection through the ArtStore website.
As Built Architectural Drawings
A set of “as built” architectural drawings of Fallingwater is housed in the Library of Congress, in Washington, D.C., and is the best resource for researchers seeking to work with architectural drawings showing the house as constructed. These drawings are available to download online for free and made available as part of the Library of Congress' Historic American Building Survey. The collection includes architecture drawings (completed circa 2010) as well as color and black-and-white photographs of Fallingwater (circa 1985). Visit the Library of Congress website to search and review Fallingwater drawings and photos. With the collection currently at 136 assets, the list below provides an approximate number range for various drawings or photos.
- Photographs of Fallingwater (color and b/w) are #1-#98.
- Drawings for Fallingwater: #99-#108.
- Photographs of the Fallingwater Guest House are #109-#130.
- Drawings for the Fallingwater Guest House are #131-#135.
- Drawing #136 is for former schoolhouse on our property, but not considered part of the Fallingwater house museum.