Frank Lloyd Wright Building from 1939 Finally Built

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54 years after the death of , Florida Southern College, home to the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in the world, opened another structure designed by the famed architect last Friday. Originally called the Usonian house, it was envisioned as a professor’s home in 1939 but wasn’t built until this year using blueprints left by Wright.  

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The building is made up of nearly 2,000 interlocking textile blocks that create 47 shapes, with about 5,000 stained-glass inserts as well as built-in furniture. 

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Dubbed the Frank Lloyd Wright Sharp Family Tourism and Education Center, it will serve as a tourism and education center on the Lakeland campus. Check out more about the construction of the building here.

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Cite: Baldwin, Eric. "Frank Lloyd Wright Building from 1939 Finally Built" 09 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 02 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=446202>
  • Eric Murphy

    Schematic design by Frank Lloyd Wright, Construction Documents by Mesick Cohen Wilson Baker Architects.

    • jim Johnson

      Good job Murph I knew the Japanese house school project would benefit you students. Very nice work As Always.

      Jim Johnson

  • Eric Murphy

    Architect of Record: Mesick Cohen Wilson Baker Architects

  • Laszlo Kovacs

    its awesome seeing a wright building built with new materials. it looks so fresh. still just as modern as when it was designed

  • JOHN L. BUTLER

    Love to see wright’s work at work no matter how old…. they seem new ..

  • Steven

    Absolutely beautiful.