Jacobs II House / Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect / 1943-1948

Photographed April 18, 2015
Designated October 25, 1993
Erected by Madison Landmarks Commission
Middleton, Dane County, Wisconsin
43.073594,-89.534717

JACOBS II HOUSE
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
1943-1948
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. Two stories high and built as a segment of a circle, the house was designed to take maximum advantage of the sun's path throughout the day. The north facade is of stone, set into an earthen slope and features a ribbon of windows at the second floor. The south facade is open to the sun with a 14-foot-high wall of windows and with views to a large sunken garden.
Designated October 25, 1993
Madison Landmarks Commission

The property is located on southbound Shawn Trail, just south of its intersection with Old Sauk Road, at 3995 Shawn Trail, Middleton, Wisconsin 53562. 



View from the marker location.

View from Shawn Trail.

The marker is visible to the left in this photo.
The Second Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House 1944 marker
is visible to the far right.

The property is located in Middleton, Wisconsin.

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