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New Frank Lloyd Wright house at Southern College

October 30, 2013
Associated Press

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — The old blueprints of a house designed but never built by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright have finally come to life.

WTSP reports (http://on.wtsp.com/19bnpDZ ) Florida Southern College in Lakeland will open the newly constructed building on Friday.

Wright designed the home in 1939 and called it a "Usonion house," Wright's term for the simple, economical structures he had in mind for middle-class American families.

He envisioned this particular house as the home of a professor. But because of the Great Depression and World War II, it was never built.

The house features built-in furniture and squares of stained class. It was built with nearly 2,000 concrete blocks which fit into place without any mortar to hold them together.

The house is the college's first new Wright structure in 55 years.

 
 

 

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