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Independence - Cedar Rock State Park

2611 Quasqueton Diagonal Blvd. Buch Co Hwy W-35

The Walter house was one of Wright's most complete designs. Nearly everything at Cedar Rock bears the architect's imprint. Wright designed the furniture, selected the carpets, chose the draperies and even picked out the accessories. Cedar Rock was begun in 1948 and completed in 1950. It's roof and floors are concrete; the walls are brick, glass and walnut. Cedar Rock is one of nine Wright designed residences in Iowa. There is also a bank and hotel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the state. Of all the Wrights designs in Iowa, Cedar Rock is the only home chosen by Wright to bear his coveted signature tile.



linda lipin

Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017
Wonderful Frank Lloyd Wright gem in the middle of Iowa. Tour guide Katie is hands on at the property and a loving caring caretaker. Details abound including original furniture, clothing belonging to the Walters in the closets and plants in the indoor planters are continued from the original ones. Beautiful river setting. A must see if you are anywhere near the area.

Anna Mueller

Monday, Aug. 21, 2017
We just happened upon this treasure on our way south for the 2017 Eclipse. It was wonderful. Nathan, our tour guide, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He really added great personal touches to the tour. The property is beautiful. The house is fascinating. Perhaps a bit unique in its size. I highly recommend the tour. Plus- it is much more reasonably priced than many FLW tours.

Glenn Duffield

Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
Excellent tour of a Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian house is well worth the visit. Guides very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I was fortunate enough to arrive at a slower time for a personal tour!


Friday, July 28, 2017
Cedar Rock and the Walters home is one of Iowa's many hidden jewels. Cool Frank Lloyd Wright design with an amazing, recently restored boat house on the scenic Quasqueton River ("Quasky" if you're a local!) Great staff working with limited resources to protect and share an architectural gem. Kudos to Park Manager Katie and her team for their good work for visitors and the citizens of Iowa!

Marsha graham

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017
This is a must see Frank Lloyd Wright design. Katie was our very knowledgeable guide not just about this house but any we mentioned. Her pride for this site was evident during our tour. M&F Bastian

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