Wright on Main
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
Frank Lloyd Wright is one of America’s best-known architects. Over the course of his seventy-year career, he created more than one thousand designs for residential, educational, and commercial buildings as well as fixtures and furnishings.
While many of his designs were never completed, the four hundred executed projects illustrate a prolific career, one that demonstrates unmatched ingenuity, innovation, and creativity.
The Community Christian Church is one of 10 Wright-designed ecclesiastical structures. Constructed in 1940, the building illustrates Wright’s experimentation. It is among his first buildings to employ modular geometries (in this case an equilateral parallelogram), to explore the use of concrete as a cladding material, and to consider cantilevered structures. The building also illustrates how Wright drew design inspiration from the shape, topography and natural materials of the site.
Community Christian Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2020 in recognition of its unique and outstanding architectural design.
Wright on Main, Inc (WOM) was incorporated in November 2018. As outlined in articles of incorporation, the organization is created exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes, more specifically to maintain and enhance the historic Frank Lloyd Wright structure at 4601 Main Street, Kansas City, MO and to provide the facility and programming for the cultural enrichment of the community.
Wright on Main, Inc. is a separate entity from Community Christian church which worships within the ecclesiastic Frank Lloyd Wright building. WOM is subject to independent bylaws and board governance. As a 501(c)3 organization, all donations qualify as a tax-deductible charitable contribution within the full extent of the law.
The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own, we have no soul of our civilization.