The Second Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House

The Second Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House (HMPRZ)

Location: Middleton, WI 53562 Dane County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 4.425', W 89° 32.077'

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The Herbert and Katherine Jacobs second house possesses national significance as the first house to be built under architect Frank Lloyd Wright's concept of the "Solar Hemicycle". Based on arcs, radii, and circles, the house's design includes a floor-to-roof glass wall oriented toward the sun and an earth berm to protect three sides from winter winds. Wright's experimentation with passive solar design predates the "energy crisis" of the 1970s by 30 years and is uniquely and beautifully expressed in this house.
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 3:27am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 293650 N 4772122
Decimal Degrees43.07375000, -89.53461667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 4.425', W 89° 32.077'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 4' 25.50" N, 89° 32' 4.62" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3995 Shawn Trail, Middleton WI 53562, US
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