Wright's 1925 project for Sugarloaf Mountain, Maryland, is an important though little noted design in the architect's career. This article examines the project and elucidates its significance in Wright's work. The nature of the commission and the evolution of the design are discussed using previously unknown archival materials. The project is then considered in the context of Wright's works and writings and seen as a part of his search for a new architectural expression. The paper shows that the Sugarloaf project embodied an outline of Wright's vision of a new world. Based in large part on technological advances, particularly the automobile, Wright's utopian vision was later developed more completely in Broadacre City.
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