From Victorian-era properties to modern marvels, a vacation exploring the unique architecture around the United States is a fun way to travel. Visit these five buildings and homes around the country known for their incredible architecture.
David and Gladys Wright House
in Phoenix, Arizona
The fact that the David and Gladys Wright House is a Frank Lloyd Wright residence is reason enough to visit this property. Of course, the home is also visually stunning. The building is unique for its rising spiral design, which elevates the entire floor of the central living area. The plan is one of three such spirals that Wright designed before working on the Guggenheim Museum. The building was completed in 1950.
Frank Lloyd Wright is considered one of the best architects in U.S. history. This destination should be on the bucket list of any traveler interested in iconic buildings.
If you watched television in the 1990s, there’s a chance you saw The Painted Ladies on one of the most popular programs at the time. This historic row of buildings, known for their vibrant array of colors, has appeared on “Full House” and other TV shows and movies.
The homes are right across from Alamo Square Park
. Plan an afternoon of architecture sightseeing and relaxing in the park, and go across the street to catch a show at The Independent. This part of town is full of many excellent restaurants and other landmarks, making it a great place to book a San Francisco hotel with IHG
Victorian-Era Old Town Historic District
Curious about the architecture that was popular in the United States in the 19th century? Head to the Georgia coast for a visit to the small, charming city of Brunswick. An official guidebook
will provide you with more information about all the properties you pass along the Victorian-era Old Town Historic District.
During the old times, the old town served as a central trading district of so many Americans. The Native Americans include the Potawatomi, Illinois and Miami.
The John Hancock Center Observatory
A ride up to the top of The John Hancock Center Observatory
will take you over 1,000 feet above the city of Chicago. Of course, that means you’ll have to take a break from admiring this observatory’s stunning architecture. The skyscraper took five years to build and was finished in 1970. This building is worth seeing as one of the icons of the Chicago skyline and as an example of innovative skyscraper design.
Kimbell Art Museum
Fort Worth, Texas
Though Fort Worth is best known for its stockyards and barbecue, you’ll also find a prime example of modern architecture in the Kimbell Art Museum. In fact, this building is considered one of the top achievements of this architectural styles. You’ll want to visit to see the building, which was completed in 1972, but the museum is also known for its extensive art exhibits. The museum’s collection includes ancient, European, Asian, Ancient American and African/Oceanic works. You can also see the recently constructed Piano Pavilion, which was finished in 2013.
From coast to coast, the United States is full of some fantastic architecture. Plan your next vacation to check out one of these breathtaking sites.
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