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America’s most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, designed over 1,000 structures and pioneered the Prairie School of architecture. Marked by flat roofs with overhanging eaves, windows grouped in bands and horizontal lines meant to evoke the vast, flat expanses of America’s native prairie landscape, Wright believed in designing in harmony with nature – a philosophy he called organic architecture. The Prairie style was Wright’s attempt to create a uniquely American design. It was most popular in the Midwest where Wright was born and did most of his work. Wright’s most famous work in his 70-year career is Fallingwater in Pennsylvania. Built over a waterfall, it epitomizes organic architecture and the Prairie School. Fallingwater was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with seven other Wright homes
Los Banos, in California’s San Joaquin Valley, is known for its fertile agricultural land and friendly community. On the edge of a vast complex of preserved wetlands, it is a haven for waterfowl as well as fishers, hunters and birdwatchers. Numerous hiking trails and outdoor recreation opportunities abound, while a well-preserved historic downtown known as Henry Miller Square offers shopping and dining.