Susan Lawrence: The Enigma in the Wright House
By Roberta Volkmann
Published: October 12, 2011.
This book chronicles the complex life of the woman who commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to "remodel" her deceased father's house in Springfield, Illinois, in 1902. Susan Lawrence assumed several names and many roles as she entertained lavishly, traveled the world, championed the rights of women and African-Americans, shared her time and money, and led seekers of spiritual truths.