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Hanna House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, belongs to Stanford University and was constructed on campus in 1937. Characteristics of Wright's Prairie and Usonian houses are evident in the design, which is based on a hexagonal module. Also known as the Honeycomb House, this building completes the hillside to which it clings, its floor and courtyard levels adjusting to the contours of the hill. It was Wright's first work in the San Francisco region.

Professor Paul Hanna gave his home to the University in 1974. In 1978, the house was entered on the National Register of Historic Places. The American Institute of Architects designated the house as one of 17 buildings designed by Wright that exemplify the architect's contribution to American culture. Seriously damaged by the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, the building underwent a 10-yr. restoration and is now open for pre-reserved tours only.

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