Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas, Volume 21, Number 1, Spring, 2009 Page: 33
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In a 1950 visit, Frank Lloyd Wright and his wife, Olgivanna, enjoyed an autumn afternoon in Dallas with host John
Rosenfield (on the left), whom Wright affectionately called "Friar John," and future client John Gillen.
Lacy design. He continued to tinker with his
decentralized urban planning proposals begun in
the 1930s and populated models of what he
named Broadacre City with his favorite projects.
In drawings prepared for his 1958 book The
Living City, he prominently placed the Rogers
Lacy Hotel at the center of his idealized
The southwest corner of Ervay and
Commerce is now a parking garage, the dimen-
sions of which approximate Wright's 12-story
atrium. Some nights, you can almost see the
hotel tower glistening in the night, still marking
the spot where Dallas once stood.*
The following abbreviations have been used in these notes:
DMN: The Dallas Morning News
FLLW: Frank Lloyd Wright
JR: John Rosenfield
Rupe: Dallas Gordon Rupe,Jr.
Lacy: Rogers Lacy
Frank Lloyd Wright correspondence referenced in the
Notes is from the archives of The Frank Lloyd Wright
Foundation through its depository at the Getty Center for
the History of Art and the Humanities.
'FLLW to Rupe, April 2, 1946; DMN, March 25, 1946;
March 27, 1946; March 28, 1946.
2The power of Rosenfield's pronouncements in his
daily column "The Passing Show" earned him many nick-
names: Time named him "Mr. Culture"; Stanley Marcus
dubbed him the "Little Caesar of Show Business"; and
NewYork critics called him the "Alexander Woollcott of
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