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Frank Lloyd Wright at Florida Southern College

Photos From Frank Lloyd Wright's Campus in Lakeland, Florida

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Frank Lloyd Wright was 67 years old when he went to Lakeland, Florida to plan the campus that would become Florida Southern College. Envisioning buildings rising "out of the ground, and into the light, a child of the sun," Frank Lloyd Wright created a master plan that would combine glass, steel, and native Florida sand.

Over the next twenty years, Frank Lloyd Wright visited the campus often to guide the ongoing construction. Florida Southern College now has the world's largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings on a single site.

The buildings have not weathered well, and in 2007 the World Monuments Fund included the campus in its listing of endangered sites. Extensive restoration projects are now underway to save Frank Lloyd Wright's work at Florida Southern College.

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Annie M. Pfeiffer Chapel by Frank Lloyd WrightAnnie M. Pfeiffer Chapel by Frank Lloyd Wright, 1941Florida Southern College Seminar Buildings by Frank Lloyd WrightThe Seminar, 1941Esplanades at Florida Southern University, Frank Lloyd WrightEsplanades, 1939-1958Esplanade Ironwork Grill by Frank Lloyd WrightEsplanade Ironwork Grill
Thad Buckner Building by Frank Lloyd WrightThad Buckner Building, 1945Watson/Fine Administration Buildings by Frank Lloyd WrightWatson/Fine Administration Buildings, 1948 Restored Water Dome at Florida Southern College by Frank Lloyd WrightWater Dome, 1948 (Rebuilt in 2007)Industrial Arts Building (Lucius Pond Ordway Building) by Frank Lloyd WrightLucius Pond Ordway Building, 1952
William H. Danforth Chapel by Frank Lloyd WrightWilliam H. Danforth Chapel, 1955Stained Glass at the William H. Danforth Chapel by Frank Lloyd WrightLeaded Glass at the William H. Danforth Chapel, 1955Polk County Science Building by Frank Lloyd WrightPolk County Science Building, 1958Polk County Science Building Esplanade by Frank Lloyd WrightPolk County Science Building Esplanade, 1958
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