Frank Lloyd Wright in Wisconsin

Portrait photograph of Frank Lloyd Wright (1954)
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Frank Lloyd Wright
[Born in Richland Center, Wisconsin] Frank Lloyd Wright (born Frank Lincoln Wright, June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completed. Wright believed in designing structures that were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture. This philosophy was best exemplified by Fallingwater (1935), which has been called "the best all-time work of American architecture". Wright was a leader of the Prairie School movement of architecture and developed the concept of the Usonian home, his unique vision for urban planning in the United States. His creative period spanned more than 70 years.  [The foregoing Wikipedia® text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. Click here for more information.]
Wright left his mark on Wisconsin. These Wisconsin historical markers and sites honor the legacy of this famous architect:

A Madison house whose architectural style was influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright.


This house was designed by Russell Barr Williamson, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

A Prairie-style home called "the Airplane House" was designed by Wright for attorney Eugene A. Gilmore at a time when prevailing architectural forms were derived from historical styles.


This house is one of the greatest examples of modern architecture in Madison. It is the first example of a type that Frank Lloyd Wright called the "Solar Hemicycle" and is the second home designed by him for Herbert and Katherine Jacobs. The house has been designated a National Historic Landmark.
This marker is also at this location: The Second Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House 1944


This Wisconsin Historical Society marker erected in 1964 honors the life of Wisconsin-born Frank Lloyd Wright.

A National Historic Landmark, Taliesin is home to the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center. The 600-acre estate includes five building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. One building dates from the 1890s, when Wright was still in his 20s. The Taliesin residence includes Wright's drafting studio, where Fallingwater and the Guggenheim Museum were designed.


The 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. The house has been designated a National Historic Landmark.
This marker is also at this location: Jacobs II House / Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect / 1943-1948


Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the First Unitarian Society of Madison, the meeting house is an innovative building that has influenced religious architecture worldwide since the mid-twentieth century. Completed in 1951, the meeting house uses a diamond shape as the basic building form; a soaring roof evokes the steeple and shelters the chapel and parish hall withing a single unified structure. The property has been designated a National Historic Landmark.


The museum hosts a permanent exhibit of the career-spanning work of Frank Lloyd Wright.


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