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Preserving Frank Lloyd Wright's Hemicycle Spring House

00:00 - 27 August, 2014

The Spring House, also known as the Clifton and George Lewis II House, is the only private house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright that was ever built in Florida. The design embodies the final and shortest stylistic phase in Wright's career – the hemicycle style. The plan is characterized by concentric and intersecting circles, while the elevations are consistent with Wright's other designs in how they accentuate the horizontal.

After the death of her husband in 1996, Clifton Lewis formed the Spring House Institute, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving the historic property and turning it into a public legacy. In order to restore and complete the house (some elements were never built, including a semi-circular pool on one of the terraces), the organization needs to raise $256,250, which will then be matched by the Division of Historical Resources to pay the $512,500 purchase price. To meet the Division of Historical Resources' October 15th deadline, they have launched an IndieGoGo campaign with a target of $100,000. For more on the historical landmark and the organization's fundraising efforts, keep reading after the break.

Florida State University William H. Johnston Building / Gould Evans Architects

01:00 - 8 October, 2012
Florida State University William H. Johnston Building / Gould Evans Architects, © Adam Cohen
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Tallahassee, FL, United States
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Gould Evans
  • Construction Manager

    Peter R. Brown Construction
  • Structural Engineer

    Walter P. Moore
  • Civil/Landscape

    George & Associates
  • Area

    67000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

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