Flood Topples Statue At Iconic Fallingwater House

MILL RUN, Pa. (AP) – Officials say an overflowing stream following heavy rain toppled a large bronze statue at architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Fallingwater house in Pennsylvania.

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Director Lynda Waggoner says Bear Run, which flows beneath the National Historic Landmark in Fayette County, “rose to a deluge” early Saturday.

fallingwater statue Flood Topples Statue At Iconic Fallingwater House

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The water didn’t damage the interior of the house, but Waggoner said it toppled a tree that hit a wall that the “Mother and Child” statue by sculptor Jacques Lipchitz rests on. It dislodged it from its place between the creek and a plunge pool beneath the house. Trees by the guest house were also damaged.

Waggoner said the submerged statue, held up by a chain installed after a 1956 flood, was removed after water levels dropped and damage is being assessed.

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