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Oct 8, 2023

Rhos-on-Sea’s ‘charming’ estate

The great American architect Frank Lloyd Wright declared a post-war housing estate in Rhos-on-Sea “perfectly charming” when he visited in 1956 with his friend Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, of Portmeirion fame. The attention to detail is still obvious today, including the figurines from children’s ...

stories which shelter under the ogee porch roofs. Now you can scan HistoryPoints QR codes at the Elwy Road estate (they’re on a street sign at Bryn Menai and on a lamp post in Bryn Eglwys) to read about the housing and see photos of its architect, Sidney Colwyn Foulkes, with Frank and Clough during the 1956 visit. Or click here for the information and photos