Unesco Designates Fallingwater As World Heritage Site

07.08.19 | Brandon Dickson

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization has added Fallingwater and seven other U.S. buildings designed by Wright in the first half of the 20th century to its World Heritage list.

Wright designed Fallingwater in 1935 for a Pittsburgh department store entrepreneur and his family--placing the home on top of Bear Run, a mountain stream.

It now receives about 180,000 visitors per year.