Thursday, August 14, 2014

Made in Wisconsin: Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright Stamp
Frank Lloyd Wright? Considered the greatest American architect who ever lived?  From Wisconsin?

Indeed! Mirabile dictu, Frank Lloyd Wright was born in 1867 in Richland Center, Wisconsin. He attended my Alma Mater, the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He relocated to the Chicago area, still in a building boom following the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, and eventually became the world-class architect we know today.

Wisconsin itself is full of Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings. 

Notable among them are the following.

The Monona Terrace in Madison

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Wauwatosa
Unitarian Meeting House in Shorewood Hills

Frank Lloyd Wright divided his later years between estates in Spring Green, Wisconsin and Scottsdale, Arizona, where he died in 1959. 

A true Wisconsinite, who pioneered the concept of planning a structure to be in harmony with its environment. A tribute to our great State of Wisconsin!

Keith Massey was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin. He has his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Biblical Hebrew, with a minor in Arabic. After 9/11, he served as an Arabic linguist at the NSA. He is currently a Latin teacher at a public high school in New Jersey.

Keith is the author of Intermediate Arabic for Dummies. His fiction novels follow the adventures of Andrew Valquist, roughly patterned after himself--a man born and raised in Wisconsin who gets pulled into the world of international intrigue. 

Keith's novels are A Place of Brightness, Amor Vincit Omnia: An Andrew Valquist Adventure, Next Stop: Spanish, and In Saecula Saeculorum.