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Near Spring Green in Iowa County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Frank Lloyd Wright

 
 
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By Keith L, May 5, 2009
1. Frank Lloyd Wright Marker
Inscription.  Frank Lloyd Wright, Wisconsin-born, world-renowned architect, lived and worked in Wyoming Valley, 6 miles southwest of here, at Taliesin, his home and school for apprentices. In the practice of "organic" or natural architecture, he sought to blend structure with site, to create harmonious surroundings for the occupants, to bring the outdoors indoors, and to use materials naturally.

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
Frank Lloyd Wright Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, May 5, 2009
2. Frank Lloyd Wright Marker
in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list.
 
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 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shot Tower (approx. 1˝ 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); Village of Dover (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spring Green.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This is a marker with links to other markers relating to Frank Lloyd Wright.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. (Submitted on May 23, 2009.)
2. Frank Lloyd Wright.
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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 968 times since then and 29 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.
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