120 N. Ballas Road, St. Louis, MO, 63122 (it is actually close to Kirkwood) / Cake artist: Chris Rice
*National Register of Historic Places*
The Frank Lloyd Wright House, also called the ‘Glaus House’, is part of Ebsworth Park. The house was originally built for Mr. and Mrs. Russell Glaus in the 1950s. The house was never completed, even though the couple lived in it for 40 years. Russell sold the house in 2001, to a non-profit group to help preserve the house. Today, it is open for tours.
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was a world-renowned architect. (In the early 20th century, architects and designers were ‘celebrities’ in that time before movie and music stars) His works include Fallingwater and Taliesin. In 2001, Wright was recognized as ‘the greatest architect of all-time’ by the American Institute of Architects. The house at Ebsworth Park was one of five he designed in Missouri.
Cake placement date: March 10
Where is the cake now?: On private property. The cake sold in the biddingforgood auction for $465 on 1/1/2015.
Memories: In early November 2014, the cake went missing for a brief time while there was construction on Ballas Road (where the cake was set). It was later brought back and damaged. While it is unknown who took it, there was a cake-hunter who was able to repair the cake!