Thursday, November 7, 2013
Florida Southern College campus erects original Frank Lloyd Wright building - posted by Florida Fine Art Blog
Florida Southern College campus erects original Frank Lloyd Wright building
LAKELAND, (WFLA) -- The very first Frank Lloyd Wright design to be constructed for an original client on an original site since 1966 is finally ready for its public debut in Lakeland.
Florida Southern College, which is home to the largest single collection of Wright architecture in the world, can now boast a new building called the Usonian House.
Wright designed the Usonian House in 1939 to be constructed as a home for faculty members.
The blueprints, along with several other Wright designs, sat un-constructed for decades until FSC received grant money to make a reality.
My wife and I dream of one day building the house Wright designed for Fort Lauderdale. It was never built but the plans and models remain. If you have never been to Florida Southern to see all the Wright buildings you are really missing out. I think the chapel design is one of the most special quiet spaces I have ever experienced. Its a lovely campus located on a small lake in a great little town.GL