The Second Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House 1944

© Photographed April 18, 2015
Erected 2003 by National Park Service | United States Department of the Interior
Middleton, Dane County, Wisconsin
43.073594,-89.534717

THE SECOND HERBERT AND KATHERINE
JACOBS HOUSE
1944
has been designated a
NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK
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.
The property is located on southbound Shawn Trail, just south of its intersection with Old Sauk Road, at 3995 Shawn Trail, Middleton, Wisconsin 53562.

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The house is located in Middleton, Wisconsin.

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