Red Rocks-Home of William Allen White
Red Rocks has hosted five U.S. Presidents, including Teddy Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, and William Taft.
The home became a National Historic Landmark in 1976. In 2001, the heirs donated the home to the state of Kansas which operates it as a state historic site.
A postcard of Red Rocks circa 1930
The Autobiography of William Allen White-click the link below for more information about this book
Backstory and Context
The home itself features Colorado sandstone on the exterior of the first floor, with red brick and stucco on the top floors. The home was originally built for a cattle baron, but due to an unforeseen decline in that industry, the original owner was unable to complete the construction of the home. White purchased the home and hired world-famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright to redesign the hastily-completed structure. The redesign also included the addition of a pagoda and lily pond