Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright (HMCOA)

Location: Spring Green, WI 53588 Iowa County
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N 43° 9.68', W 90° 1.232'

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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."
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number134
Year Placed1964
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 12:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 742222 N 4783041
Decimal Degrees43.16133333, -90.02053333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 9.68', W 90° 1.232'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 9' 40.80" N, 90° 1' 13.92" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6279 County Rd C, Spring Green WI 53588, US
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