Monday, November 8, 2010
Unity Chapel and Graveyard
Unity Chapel near Taliesen. The chapel and cemetery were part of the Lloyd/Jones (FLW's mother) Family Estate. FLW was the draftsman and construction manager in 1886. This was one of his first designs.
After leaving his wife and six children, Frank Lloyd Wright began a scandalous relationship with Mamah Cheney. Their relationship ended tragically when Mamah and her two children, along with four other people, were murdered at Taliesin. She was buried in the cemetery under a tree with a very small stone. This is the Unity Chapel cemetery that Frank L Wright was buried in and most of his mother's family as well. The stone was a later addition, her grave was unmarked during most of FLW's life.
A view of the Frank Lloyd Wright gravesite and Unity Chapel. FLWright's body was removed from this site, but the grave marker still exists.