Best Bets: Cedar Rock tours

Through Oct. 14


Cedar Rock, a midcentury modern estate overlooking the Wapsipinicon River near Quasqueton, is open for tours. Visitors will see how world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright blended architectural beauty, simplicity and sophistication in a retirement home commissioned by the late Lowell and Agnes Walter. Nearly everything at Cedar Rock bears the architect’s imprint — he designed the furniture and selected the carpets, draperies and accessories. The house, now part of a 420-acre state park, embraces Wright’s Usonian residential style for living simply, in harmony with nature.

Cedar Rock tours

Tours hourly 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday through Oct. 14; Cedar Rock State Park, 2611 Quasqueton Diagonal Blvd., Independence; free, reservations call (319) 934-3572 or email cedar_rock@dnr.iowa.gov; details at Friendsofcedarrock.org


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