Banff Crag and Canyon, October 18, 1913
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Banff Crag and Canyon, October 18, 1913


Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) is America's best-known architect. His approximately 500 building projects continue to inspire modern design and attract worldwide admiration. One of his few Canadian projects was designed in association with Francis C. Sullivan for the Department of PublicWorks and destined for Banff National Park. The Banff Pavilion was conceived in 1911 and constructed in 1913 on the Recreation Grounds near the south end of the Bow River Bridge on the edge of the town. An elegant elongated visitor shelter of wood and stone, the Pavilion housed three fire places, ladies' and gentlemen's retiring rooms, and included a long row of art-glass windows all clustered around a huge open space. Over time, it became known as the Frank Lloyd Wright Pavilion.


Banff Crag and Canyon, December 16, 1913
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Banff Crag and Canyon, December 16, 1913

  

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