Near Spring Green in Iowa County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Frank Lloyd Wright
Among Wright's many innovations were the pre-fabricated house, gravity heat, indirect lighting, concrete block as an effective building material, and revolutionary engineering concepts such as the earthquake-proof structure. Shortly before his death in 1959 at the age of 90, he designed a mile-high office building.
Colorful non-conformist, believer in beauty, and champion of democracy, he scorned all criticism. "Early in life," he said, "I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change."
Erected 1964 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 134.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic Architecture • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1959.
Location. 43° 9.68′ N, 90° 1.232′ W. Marker is near Spring Green, Wisconsin, in Iowa County. Marker is on U.S. 14, 0.2 miles east of Helena Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is at a pull-off. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spring Green WI 53588, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shot Tower (approx. 1½ miles away); Tower Hill State Park (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site of Old Helena (approx. 1.6 miles away); Western Escape (approx. 2.1 miles away); Military River Crossing (approx. 2.4 miles away); Elizabeth Wright Ingraham (approx. 2.9 miles away); Welcome to Unity Chapel (approx. 2.9 miles away); Taliesin (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spring Green.
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Also see . . .
1. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. (Submitted on May 23, 2009.)
2. Frank Lloyd Wright. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on May 23, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,108 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.