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Frank Lloyd Wright Died 55 Years Ago, But His Legacy Lives On In These Stunning Buildings

CHICAGO - MARCH 25:  The Frederick C. Robie House, built between 1908-1910 and designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, in Chicago, Illinois on MARCH 25, 2011.  (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
CHICAGO - MARCH 25: The Frederick C. Robie House, built between 1908-1910 and designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, in Chicago, Illinois on MARCH 25, 2011. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright once called his Darwin D. Martin house in Buffalo, N.Y. "the most perfect thing of its kind in the world -- a domestic symphony, true, vital, comfortable," but those words could easily apply to any of the numerous homes Wright created during his prolific career.

Wednesday marks the 55th anniversary of the death of the architecture and design legend, who left behind iconic constructions like The Robie House in Chicago and the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. 2014 also marks what the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation calls its "Legacy Year:" the 125th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Wright's longtime residence of Oak Park, Ill.

In honor of the master, HuffPost Home gathered 27 of Wright's most important, beloved and beautiful designs.

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
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Location: Oak Park, Ill. Built: 1889More info This undated photo provided by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust shows the exterior of the studio side of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio.
Arthur and Grace Huertley House
(AP Photo/Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust, James Caulfield)
Location: Oak Park, Ill. Built: 1902More info The Arthur and Grace Huertley house is just a few doors away from the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. The Village of Oak Park is home to 29 Wright structures, the largest number of Wright designs built in any one city in the world.
Fallingwater
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Location: Mill Run, Penn. Built: 1936-1939More info The stunning home was built partly over a waterfall in the Allegheny Mountains area of Pennsylvania. The Smithsonian has listed the home among the "28 Places to See Before You Die."
Darwin D. Martin House
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Location: Buffalo, N.Y. Built: 1903-1905More info Wright once called his Darwin D. Martin house in Buffalo, N.Y. "the most perfect thing of its kind in the world -- a domestic symphony, true, vital, comfortable."
William H. Danforth Chapel at Florida Southern College
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Location: Lakeland, Fla. Built: 1955 (completed)More info The William H. Danforth Chapel is part of the Florida Southern College Architectural District also known as Child of the Sun. The campus boasts the most Frank Lloyd Wright structures built on a single site.
Muirhead Farmhouse
Location: Hampshire, Ill. Built: 1951More info Muirhead Farmhouse is the only known farmhouse designed and built by Wright during his lifetime.
Sutton House
Location: McCook, Neb. Built: 1905-1908More info The Nebraska residence is one of the few homes west of the Mississippi River designed and built while Wright was alive.
Lloyd-Jones House, aka "Westhope"
Location: Tulsa, Okla. Built: 1929More info Wright built this 10,000 square-foot home for his cousin, Tulsa Tribune publisher Richard Lloyd-Jones.
The Historic Park Inn Hotel
Location: Mason City, Iowa Built: 1910 (completed)More info The Park Inn Hotel is the last remaining Frank Lloyd Wright-designed hotel in the world (of which Wright was listed as the architect of record).
Bradley House
Location: Kankakee, Ill. Built: 1900More info Bradley House was among the first Prairie School homes designed by Wright and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Gammage Auditorium
Location: Tempe, Ariz. Built: 1962-1964More info The Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium on the campus of Arizona State University is considered to be Wright's last public commission.
David Wright Home
(AP Photo/Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, Scott Jarson, azarchitecture.com)
Location: Phoenix Built: 1952 More info: N/A This undated image provided by the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy shows the home that Wright, the famous architect, built for his son in Phoenix.
Imperial Hotel
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Location: Inuyama, Aichi, Japan Built: Various datesMore info Though the '20s-era hotel suffered through a devastating earthquake on its opening day and WWII bombings, it was razed in 1968. Thankfully, portions of the hotel, including the grand entrance and lobby were saved and relocated to the Meiji Mura Museum.
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In this file photo of March 18, 1957, architect Frank Lloyd Wright visits Robie House, his 1909 Prairie style design, on Woodlawn Avenue in Chicago, Ill.