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TALIESIN (SPRING GREEN)
 
UNITY CHAPEL (1886 - S.000)
HILLSIDE HOME SCHOOL I (1887 - S.001)
HILLSIDE HOME SCHOOL II (1902 - S.069)
ROMEO AND JULIET WINDMILL (1896, 1938 - S.037)
TALIESIN I (1911) S.172    TALIESIN II (1914) S.182    TALIESIN III (1925 - S.218)
DAMS AND HYDROELECTRIC PLANT (1920 - S.219)
TALIESIN FELLOWSHIP COMPLEX (1932 - S.228)
MIDWAY BARNS (1938) S.246    DAIRY AND MACHINE SHEDS (1947 - S.247)
RIVERVIEW TERRACE RESTAURANT (1953 - S.367)
 
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UNITY CHAPEL (1886 - S.000)
   
Date: 1973

Title: 1) Unity Chapel 1973 (1886 - S.000) viewed from the Northeast.

Description: The Entrance is on the right. After attending the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Frank Lloyd Wright headed for Chicago in 1887 and accepted a position as draftsman in the architectural firm of Joseph Lyman Silsbee. Later that year, he applied for and secured a position in the office of Alder and Sullivan. For additional information on Unity Chapel see "Prairie School Review," 1970, 4th Quarter, pp.14-16. A catalog of Silsbee’s work dates the Chapel October 1885. The Entrance is dated 1886. Wright would have been 19 years old. But it has generally become known as Wright’s first design. Like the Hillside Home School I building, it was designed in the shingle style. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner on a trip to Spring Green in 1973, using a 110 slide camera.

Size: 110 color transparency and high res 10 x 10 digital image.

S#: 1940.11.0915-1

   
Date: 1973

Title: 2) Unity Chapel Entrance 1973 (1886 - S.000) viewed from the North through two stone pillars that grace either side of the sidewalk.

Description: Carved near the top of the right column, "1886 /|\." After attending the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Frank Lloyd Wright headed for Chicago in 1887 and accepted a position as draftsman in the architectural firm of Joseph Lyman Silsbee. Later that year, he applied for and secured a position in the office of Alder and Sullivan. For additional information on Unity Chapel see "Prairie School Review," 1970, 4th Quarter, pp.14-16. A catalog of Silsbee’s work dates the Chapel October 1885. The Entrance is dated 1886. Wright would have been 19 years old. But it has generally become known as Wright’s first design. Like the Hillside Home School I building, it was designed in the shingle style. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner on a trip to Spring Green in 1973, using a 110 slide camera.

Size: 110 color transparency and high res 10 x 10 digital image.

S#: 1940.11.0915-2

   
Date: 1973

Title: 3) Unity Chapel (1886 - S.000). Grave of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Description: Wright was born on June 8, 1867 and passed away April 9, 1959, age 91. He was buried on April 12, 1959 at the small family cemetery on the grounds of Unity Chapel. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner on a trip to Spring Green in 1973, using a 110 slide camera.

Size: 110 color transparency and high res 10 x 10 digital image.

S#: 1940.11.0915-3

   
   
   
HILLSIDE HOME SCHOOL
 
Date: 1890 Copy

Title: Hillside Home School, 1890-91 (Published by Hillside Home School, Hillside, Wisconsin. Printed by Henry O. Shepard & Co., Chicago)

Author: Lloyd-Jones, Ellen C. & Jane

Description: Booklet for the third year of Hillside Home School. "This Family and Farm School was opened in September 1887, in Iowa County, Wisconsin. It is located on a farm of a hundred acres, situated in one of the beautiful side valleys that open out into the Wisconsin River... It is equipped with a Home Building of thirty-three rooms furnished with all the modern improvements, steam-heating, bathrooms, etc..." Includes the courses of study, requirements to attend, cost, principals (2) and list of teachers (8),list of students, list of references and a calendar for the year. Photocopies from the State Historical Society, Madison, WI. Acquired from Kelmscott Galleries, Chicago. Two copies.

Size: Originals approximately 4.5 x 6.25.

Pages: Pp 15

S#: 0010.02.0113

   
Date: 1892 Copy

Title: Hillside Home School, (Fifth Year) 1892-93 (Published by Hillside Home School, Hillside, Wisconsin)

Author: Lloyd-Jones, Ellen C. & Jane

Description: Booklet for the fifth year of Hillside Home School. "This is a Home, Farm and Industrial School, the result of experience won in many years of work in State and city Normal and other public school positions. It has had an experience of five years, and in June, 1892, sent out its second class of graduates, consisting of seven members... It has a group of six buildings on a farm of a hundred acres, in a beautiful valley, with neighbors friendly to the institution..." Includes the courses of study, requirements to attend, cost, principals (2) and list of teachers (11),list of students, list of references, a calendar for the year and a prospective for the year 1892-1893. It lists a total of 58 students, 25 home and 33 day. Photocopies from the State Historical Society, Madison, WI. Acquired from Kelmscott Galleries, Chicago. Two copies.

Size: Originals approximately 4.4 x 5.8

Pages: Pp 21

S#: 0013.06.0313

   
Date: 1893 Copy

Title: Hillside Home School, (Sixth Year) 1893-94 (Published by Hillside Home School, Hillside, Wisconsin.)

Author: Lloyd-Jones, Ellen C. & Jane

Description: Booklet for the sixth year of Hillside Home School. "This is a Home, Farm and Industrial School, for a limited number of young women, boys and girls. It owed its early prosperity to the wide acquaintance of the principles, made during their extended connection with the city and state Normal Schools. It now recommends itself by its results. The limited number received makes it possible to give the pupils careful personal supervision. The location of the school removes them from the distraction of the city and surrounds them with the ennobling influences of nature... It has a group of six buildings on a farm of a hundred acres, in a beautiful valley, with neighbors friendly to the institution..." Includes the courses of study, requirements to attend, cost, principals (2) and list of teachers (13),list of graduates and students, list of references and a calendar for the year. It lists a total of 64 students, 34 home and 30 day. Photocopies from the State Historical Society, Madison, WI. Acquired from Kelmscott Galleries, Chicago. Two copies.

Size: Originals approximately 4.5 x 6.

Pages: Pp 20

S#: 0013.07.0313

   
Date: 1894 Copy

Title: Hillside Home School, (Seventh) 1894-95 (Published by Hillside Home School, Hillside, Wisconsin.)

Author: Lloyd-Jones, Ellen C. & Jane

Description: Booklet for the seventh year of Hillside Home School. "The seventh year of work in this Home and Farm School is herein represented. It has passed beyond the experimental period, and its methods, location, and advantages are already familiar to a sufficiently large number of patrons to meet the needs of the school. The capacity is limited to about thirty home pupils and as many day pupils. To new inquires additional information will be given upon application..." Includes the courses of study, requirements for graduation and to attend, cost, plans for next year, principals (2) and list of faculty (14),list of graduates and students, list of references and a calendar for the year. It lists a total of 67 students, 38 home and 29 day. Photocopies from the State Historical Society, Madison, WI. Acquired from Kelmscott Galleries, Chicago. Two copies.

Size: Originals approximately 4.5 x 6.

Pages: Pp 23

S#: 0016.02.0313

   
Date: 1895 Copy

Title: Hillside Home School, (Eighth) 1895-96 (Published by Hillside Home School, Hillside, Wisconsin. Printed by The Lakeside Press, R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co.)

Author: Lloyd-Jones, Ellen C. & Jane

Description: Booklet for the eighth year of Hillside Home School. "This is a Home, Farm and Industrial School for a limited number of young women, boys and girls. It has passed beyond the experimental period and now recommends itself by its results. The large corps of teachers employed, in proportion to the limited number of pupils, makes it possible to give careful personal supervision. The location of the school removes it from the distractions of the city, and surrounds the pupils with the ennobling influences of nature..." Includes the courses of study, requirements for graduation and to attend, cost, principals (2) and list of faculty (13),list of graduates and students, list of references and a calendar for the year. It lists a total of 60 students, 35 home and 25 day. Seven photographs including possibly the first published of the Hillside Home School I and Unity Chapel. Photocopies from the State Historical Society, Madison, WI. Acquired from Kelmscott Galleries, Chicago. Two copies.

Size: Originals approximately 4.5 x 6.

Pages: Pp 24

S#: 0018.30.0313

   
Date: 1895 Copy

Title: Hillside Home School Calendar, 1895 (Published by Hillside Home School, Hillside, Wisconsin)

Author: Lloyd-Jones, Ellen C. & Jane

Description: Twelve month calendar for the Hillside Home School for the year 1895. 21 photographs include the Hillside Home School I, Unity Chapel and the countryside. Possibly the first published of the Hillside Home School I and Unity Chapel. Photocopies from the State Historical Society, Madison, WI. Acquired from Kelmscott Galleries, Chicago. Two copies.

Size: Originals approximately 5.75 x 7.5

Pages: Pp 13

S#: 0018.31.0313

   
Date: 1895 Copy

Title: Hillside Photo Album, Circa 1895 (Published by Hillside Home School, Hillside, Wisconsin)

Author: Lloyd-Jones, Ellen C. & Jane

Description: Collection of eight photographs of the Hillside countryside, many which were published in the 1895 Hillside Home School Calendar. Photocopies from the State Historical Society, Madison, WI. Acquired from Kelmscott Galleries, Chicago. Two copies.

Size: Originals approximately 8.25 x 6.25

Pages: Pp 9

S#: 0018.32.0313

   
Date: 1898 Copy

Title: Hillside Home School, (Eleventh) 1898-99 (Published by Hillside Home School, Hillside, Wisconsin. Printed by The Lakeside Press, R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, Chicago)

Author: Lloyd-Jones, Ellen C. & Jane

Description: Booklet for the eleventh year of Hillside Home School. "This is a Home School for a limited number of boys and girls. It has passed beyond the experimental period and now recommends itself by its results. The large corps of teachers employed, in proportion to the limited number of pupils, makes it possible to give careful personal supervision. It is found by those that are studying the deep problems of the education of children, that city environments are to exciting and stimulating for the healthful growth of the child. He often becomes the victim of arrested development or of an overtrained nervous condition. The location of this school removes it from the distractions of the city..." Includes the courses of study, requirements for graduation and to attend, outlined course of study for first through twelfth grades, cost, list of faculty including principles (15), list of graduates and pupils, list of references and a calendar for the year. It lists a total of 68 students, 39 home and 29 day, testimonials and references. Eight photographs including one each of Hillside Home School I and Unity Chapel. Photocopies from the State Historical Society, Madison, WI. Acquired from Kelmscott Galleries, Chicago. Two copies.

Size: Originals approximately 4.5 x 6.

Pages: Pp 42

S#: 0032.13.0313

   
Date: 1899 Copy

Title: Hillside Home School, (Twelfth) 1899-00 (Published by Hillside Home School, Hillside, Wisconsin.)

Author: Lloyd-Jones, Ellen C. & Jane

Description: Booklet for the twelfth year of Hillside Home School. "This is a Home School for a limited number of boys and girls. It has passed beyond the experimental period and now recommends itself by its results. The large corps of teachers employed, in proportion to the limited number of pupils, makes it possible to give careful personal supervision. It is found by those that are studying the deep problems of the education of children, that city environments are to exciting and stimulating for the healthful growth of the child. He often becomes the victim of arrested development or of an overtrained nervous condition. The location of this school removes it from the distractions of the city..." Includes the courses of study, requirements for graduation and to attend, outlined course of study for first through twelfth grades, cost, list of faculty including principles (16), list of graduates and pupils, list of references and a calendar for the year. It lists a total of 81 students, 42 home and 39 day, testimonials and references. Includes Anna L. Wright as a reference. Photocopies from the State Historical Society, Madison, WI. Acquired from Kelmscott Galleries, Chicago. Two copies.

Size: Originals approximately 4.5 x 6.

Pages: Pp 40

S#: 0036.02.0313

   
Date: 1903 Copy

Title: Hillside Home School, (Seventeenth) 1903-04 (Published by Hillside Home School, Hillside, Wisconsin.)

Author: Lloyd-Jones, Ellen C. & Jane

Description: Booklet for the seventeenth year of Hillside Home School. "It is found by those that are studying the deep problems of the education of children, that city environments are to exciting and stimulating for the healthful growth of the child. He often becomes the victim of arrested development or of an overtrained nervous condition. In order to have a normal development the boy and the girl need the simple routine and the out-of-door of a country life... The school enters upon its seventeenth year with enlarged accommodations and greatly improved facilities. During the past year a commodious and artistic school building has been completed, containing - together with a most delightful assembly room and recitation rooms - a thoroughly equipped gymnasium, Manual Training room, and a Home Science Kitchen. A beautiful Art and Science hall, connected with the main building by a covered way, has been erected through the generosity of Mrs. Susan Lawrence, of Springfield, Ill..." Includes the courses of study, requirements for graduation and to attend, outlined course of study for first through twelfth grades, cost, list of faculty including principles (18), list of graduates and pupils, list of references and a calendar for the year. It lists a total of 76 students, 53 home and 23 day, testimonials and references. Includes Anna L. Wright as a reference. Includes Anna L. Wright as a reference. Photocopies from the State Historical Society, Madison, WI. Acquired from Kelmscott Galleries, Chicago. Two copies.

Size: Originals approximately 5 x 6.75.

Pages: Pp 41

S#: 0054.05.0313

   
Date: 1904 Copy

Title: Hillside Home School, (Eighteenth) 1904-05 (Published by Hillside Home School, Hillside, Wisconsin.)

Author: Lloyd-Jones, Ellen C. & Jane

Description: Booklet for the eighteenth year of Hillside Home School. "It is found by those that are studying the deep problems of the education of children, that city environments are to exciting and stimulating for the healthful growth of the child... The school enters upon its eighteenth year with enlarged accommodations and greatly improved facilities. During the year 1903, a commodious and artistic school building was completed, containing - together with a most delightful assembly room and recitation rooms - a thoroughly equipped gymnasium, Manual Training room, and a Home Science Kitchen. A beautiful Art and Science hall, connected with the main building by a covered way, has been erected through the generosity of Mrs. Susan Lawrence, of Springfield, Ill..." Includes the courses of study, requirements for graduation and to attend, outlined course of study for first through twelfth grades, cost, list of faculty including principles (21), list of graduates and pupils, list of references and a calendar for the year. It lists a total of 61 students, 41 home and 20 day, testimonials and references. It lists two of Wright’s sons, Frank Lloyd, Jr., and John as students. Includes Mrs. Anna Lloyd Wright as a reference. Photocopies from the State Historical Society, Madison, WI. Acquired from Kelmscott Galleries, Chicago. Two copies.

Size: Originals approximately 5 x 6.75.

Pages: Pp 46

S#: 0055.04.0313

   
Date: 1906 Copy

Title: Hillside Home School, (Twentieth) 1906-07 (Published by Hillside Home School, Hillside, Wisconsin.)

Author: Lloyd-Jones, Ellen C. & Jane

Description: Booklet for the twentieth year of Hillside Home School. "It is found by those that are studying the all-important problems of the education of children that city environment is to exciting and stimulating for the healthy growth, and the child often becomes a victim of arrested development... Freedom from city distraction, abundance of pure air and water... The school building is a fine stone structure, with a well-equipped gymnasium, shop, home-science kitchen, and music- rooms. The Lawrence Art and Science rooms..." Includes the courses of study, requirements for graduation and to attend, outlined course of study for first through twelfth grades, cost, list of faculty including principles (19), list of graduates and pupils, list of references and a calendar for the year. It lists a total of 87 students, 67 home and 20 day, testimonials and references. It lists two of Wright’s sons, Frank Lloyd, Jr. (Class of 1909), and John Kenneth (Class of 1910) as students. Includes Mrs. Anna Lloyd Wright as a reference. Nine photographs include the Hillside Home School I & II and the Romeo and Juliet Windmill. Photocopies from the State Historical Society, Madison, WI. Acquired from Kelmscott Galleries, Chicago. Two copies.

Size: Originals approximately 5 x 7.

Pages: Pp 45

S#: 0064.11.0313

   
Date: 1909 Copy

Title: Hillside Home School, (Twenty-third) 1909-10 (Published by Hillside Home School, Hillside, Wisconsin.)

Author: Lloyd-Jones, Ellen C. & Jane

Description: Booklet for the twenty-third year of Hillside Home School. "It is found by those that are studying the all-important problems of the education of children that city environment is to exciting and stimulating for the healthy growth, and the child often becomes a victim of arrested development... Freedom from city distraction, abundance of pure air and water... The school building is a fine stone structure, with a well-equipped gymnasium, shop, home-science kitchen, and music-rooms. The Lawrence Art and Science rooms..." Includes the courses of study, requirements for graduation and to attend, outlined course of study for first through twelfth grades, cost, list of faculty including principles (19), list of graduates and pupils, list of references and a calendar for the year. It lists a total of 76 students, 55 home and 21 day, testimonials and references. It lists two of Wright’s sons, Frank Lloyd, Jr. (Class of 1909), and John Kenneth (Class of 1910) as students, their seventh year each. Includes Mrs. Anna Lloyd Wright as a reference. 12 photographs include the Hillside Home School I & II and the Romeo and Juliet Windmill. Photocopies from the State Historical Society, Madison, WI. Acquired from Kelmscott Galleries, Chicago. Two copies.

Size: Originals approximately 5 x 7.

Pages: Pp 52

S#: 0086.12.0313

   
Date: Circa 1910

Title: Hillside Home School Photo Booklet, Circa 1910 (Published by Hillside Home School, Hillside, Wisconsin.)

Author: Lloyd-Jones, Ellen C. & Jane

Description: Photo booklet for the Hillside Home School. Fifteen photographs are on the right side of the spread, left side is left blank. 15 photographs include the Hillside Home School I & II and the Romeo and Juliet Windmill. Photocopies from the State Historical Society, Madison, WI. Acquired from Kelmscott Galleries, Chicago. Two copies.

Size: Originals approximately 4.25 x 4.25.

Pages: Pp 33

S#: 0094.34.0313

   
Date: 1910 Copy

Title: Hillside Home School Yearbook, The Whisperings of the Hillside Pine 1910 (Published by Hillside Home School, Hillside, Wisconsin. Printed by the Print Shop, Madison, Wis.)

Author: Lloyd-Jones, Ellen C. & Jane

Description: Yearbook for the Class of 1910. Photograph of graduating class includes John K. Wright, son of Frank Lloyd Wright. Class of 1909... Frank Lloyd Wright Jr., who expects to take up landscape architecture as a profession, is in Boston, Mass., where he as a position with Mr. Olmstad, a landscape artist. Two poems by Frank Lloyd Wright, Jr., "To the Pasque Flower", first published in The LaFollette, and Arbor and Bird Day Manual, 1910, and the second "The Pool". Basketball Team... John Wright, Captain, includes photograph. Baseball... John Wright, Pitcher, Second base, Includes photograph. Includes four photographs related to the Hillside Home School Buildings I & II. Photocopies from the State Historical Society, Madison, WI. Acquired from Kelmscott Galleries, Chicago.

Size: Originals approximately 6 x 9.

Pages: Pp 61

S#: 0094.35.0313

   
Date: 1912 Copy

Title: Hillside Home School Yearbook, The Whisperings of the Hillside Pine, 1912 (Published by Hillside Home School, Hillside, Wisconsin. Printed by the Dominion Press, Chicago)

Author: Lloyd-Jones, Ellen C. & Jane

Description: Yearbook for the Class of 1912. Alumni News: Lloyd Wright, ‘09, is in San Diego, California at work with the Olmstead Brothers, landscape Architect... John Kenneth Wright is an architect in San Diego. Includes three photographs related to the Hillside Home School Buildings I & II. Photocopies from the State Historical Society, Madison, WI. Acquired from Kelmscott Galleries, Chicago.

Size: Originals approximately 4 x 6

Pages: Pp 54

S#: 0114.14.0313

   
Date: 1913

Title: Hillside Home School, (Twenty-seventh) 1913-14 (Published by Hillside Home School, Hillside, Wisconsin.)

Author: Lloyd-Jones, Ellen C. & Jane

Description: Booklet for the twenty-seventh year of Hillside Home School. "It is found by those that are studying the all-important problems of the education of children that city environment is to exciting and stimulating for the healthy growth, and the child often becomes a victim of arrested development ... Freedom from city distraction, abundance of pure air and water... The school building is a fine stone structure, with a well-equipped gymnasium, shop, home-science kitchen, and music-rooms. The Lawrence Art and Science rooms..." Includes the courses of study, requirements for graduation and to attend, outlined course of study for first through twelfth grades, cost, list of faculty including principles (15), list of graduates and pupils, list of references and a calendar for the year. Includes Mrs. Anna Lloyd Wright as a reference. Hillside Home School closed in 1915, and the building fell into disrepair. 12 photographs include the Hillside Home School I & II and the Romeo and Juliet Windmill. One Original. (Two photocopies from the State Historical Society, Madison, WI, acquired from Kelmscott Galleries, Chicago.)

Size: Originals approximately 5 x 7.

Pages: Pp 49

S#: 0120.13.0915

 

   

Note: Of the twelve photographs, eight relate to the Hillside Home School I & II, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1887 (S.001) and 1902 (S.069), respectively. We take the liberty to reproduce nine of the images. The Hillside Home School closed in 1915, and the buildings fell into disrepair. When Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, it became part of the Taliesin Fellowship complex. Designed in 1902, Wright began restoring and remodeling the Hillside Home School Building II. These images give us a glimpse of the original buildings, I & II, as Wright designed them. Published in 1913. Courtesy of the Hillside Home School.

1) "The Farm." Most likely looking South.

 

 

2) "The Hillside School." Viewed from the South.

 

 

3) "Entrance to School."

 

 

4) "The School Site from the South."

 

 

5) "The Home Building, South Front." Hillside Home School I designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1887 (S.001).

 

 

6) "The Assembly Room."

 

 

7) "Library - Balcony of the Assembly Room."

 

 

8) "Stage and Gymnasium."

 

 

9) "Balcony of the Gymnasium."

 
 
   
AUDIOVISUAL
 
Date: 1990

Title: Taliesin: The Tradition of Frank Lloyd Wright. (Produced by Steven M. Snow and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.)

Author: Snow, Steven M.

Description: Falling Water, Johnson Wax Administrative Building, and the Guggenheim Museum...these are but a few of the masterworks created by the prolific architect Frank Lloyd Wright. This program reaches back to 1932 when Wright and his wife, Olgivanna Lasovich, co-founded the Taliesin Fellowship, in which Wright actively participated by sharing his unique theories on organic architecture with his students. (Publisher’s description.) Narrated by Martin Sheen.

Size: 30 minutes.

ST#: 1990.111.1014

   
Date: 1996

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin. A video tour of his Wisconsin home.

Author: Erickson, David

Description: VHS. "In 1911, Frank Lloyd Wright returned to the land he knew as a child. A fertile, beautiful valley near Spring Green, Wisconsin promised good farming and a new life to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Welsh immigrant ancestors. This same valley would lure the prominent architect back at the age of 44 to build his home, studio, and farm, Taliesin. Over the next 50 years of his life, Taliesin became the epicenter of Wright’s personal and professional life. He would design such masterpieces as Fallingwater and the Guggenheim Museum Museum at Taliesin, drawing on his surroundings for inspiration..." Publisher’s description.)

Size: 30 Minutes

ST#: 1996.76.0116

   
Date: 1996

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin. A video tour of his Wisconsin home.

Author: Erickson, David

Description: DVD. "In 1911, Frank Lloyd Wright returned to the land he knew as a child. A fertile, beautiful valley near Spring Green, Wisconsin promised good farming and a new life to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Welsh immigrant ancestors. This same valley would lure the prominent architect back at the age of 44 to build his home, studio, and farm, Taliesin. Over the next 50 years of his life, Taliesin became the epicenter of Wright’s personal and professional life. He would design such masterpieces as Fallingwater and the Guggenheim Museum Museum at Taliesin, drawing on his surroundings for inspiration..." Publisher’s description.) Original list price $29.95.

Size: 30 Minutes

ST#:
1996.78.0516
   
Date: 2004

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin. (Published by In-D Press, Los Angeles.)

Author: Lockhart, Susan Jacobs

Description: Interactive CD. Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpiece Taliesin served as his residence and studio from 1911 until his death in 1959. It remains home to the architectural school he founded in 1932, and to the offices of Taliesin architects. This interactive CD-rom contains a comprehensive two-hour multimedia overview of the entire Taliesin estate by Susan Jacobs Lockhart. Lockhart, who joined the fellowship in 1958 to live and work as an artist, educator, and musician, draws upon her forty-five years at Taliesin to provide insight into the buildings’ histories as well as Wright's life and career.

Size: 5.5 x 5

ST#: 2004.41.1014

   
   
   
BOOKS
 
  Frank Lloyd Wright Selected Houses 2 (1990)
   
Date: 1968

Title: The Spring Green (Published by The Wisconsin River Development Corporation)

Author: Keland, W.H.

Description: Spiral bound presentation booklet for "The Spring Green", which included the Restaurant (completed), proposed Ski Slopes, Homes, Country Club and Golf Course. The restaurant was designed in 1953, begun in 1957, halted at Wright’s death, completed in 1968. Project to date has not begun. Embossed logo on cover. (First Edition)

Size: 10.75 x 11.25.

Pages: Pp 22

S#: 1732.02.0205

   
Date: 1978

Title: Further Teachings of Gurdjieff, Journey Through the World (Soft Cover) (Published by Routledge & Kegan Paul, London and Henley. First published by Routledge & Kegan in 1969. Reprinted in 1974. Reprinted and first published as a paperback 1978.)

Author: Nott, C.S.

Description: Chapter 17, pages 138-156: "Taliesin and the Frank Lloyd Wrights." From the back cover: "...This book includes an account of the time the author and his family spent with the Frank Lloyd Wrights at their estate Taliesin, in Wisconsin..." (Summer 1939) Olgivanna Hinzenberg was one of Gurdjieff’s pupils from 1919 to 1924. On November 30, 1924, Wright met Olgivanna at a Russian Ballet. Wright remembered the moment vividly, recalling it in his Autobiography, p.508. She visited Taliesin in January, and by the end of the month came back to stay. Gurdjieff and Wright first met in June or July of 1934 at Taliesin. Includes two photographs, one of Taliesin in 1940, one of Wright and the author. (Third Edition) (Sweeney 1964)

Size: 5.5 x 8.5

Pages: Pp 254

S#: 1772.03.1214

   
Date: 1992

Title: "At Taliesin".  Newspaper Columns by Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Fellowship 1934-1937  (Hard Cover - DJ)  (Published by the Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale & Edwardsville)

Author: Henning, Randolph C.

Description: Original HC List Price $39.95 (First Edition)

Size:

Pages: Pp 322

ST#: 1992.26.0702

   
Date: 1995

Title: Taliesin, The Work of a Lifetime (Published by the Taliesin Preservation Commission, Spring Green, Wisconsin)

Author: Taliesin Preservation Commission

Description: Descriptive booklet pertaining to Taliesin, Spring Green. Includes history of Taliesin and additional descriptive sections on Hillside, Midway Farm, Romeo and Juliet, Tan-Y-Deri, Unity Chapel, Wright’s Landscape and the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor’s Center. (First Edition)

Size: 11.5 x 8.5

Pages: Pp 20

ST#: 1995.63.0413

   
East-Heinz 1.jpg (31723 bytes) Date: 1997

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin & Taliesin West  (Hard Cover - DJ)  (Published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers)

Author: Smith, Kathryn

Description: Original HC List Price $39.95, SC List Price $24.95.  (First Edition)

Size:

Pages: Pp 160

ST#: 1997.05.0399

   
Date: 1998

Title: Midway Barn and Farm Building  (Model Booklet)  (Published by Ertl Collectibles Limited, Dyersville, IA)

Author: Ertl Collectibles Limited

Description: Information booklet that accompanied the Cold Cast Porcelain model of the Midway Barn and Farm Buildings. Includes information of the model, Wright and his career, and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.  Includes nine photographs.

Size: 5 x 4

Pages: Pp 16

ST#: 1998.60.0405

   
Date: 2000

Title: Fallingwater and Pittsburgh, Wright Studies Volume Two (Hard Cover DJ) (Published by Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale and Edwardsville, Illinois)

Author: Edit: Menocal, Narciso

Description: "In Wright Studies Volume Two: Fallingwater and Pittsburgh, contributors Kathryn Smith, Neil Levine, and Richard Cleary concentrate on two themes: Smith focuses on Wright’s interest in the imagery of water in architecture while Levine and Cleary look at Wright’s relationship with Edgar Kaufmann, the department store magnate, and analyze the results—aesthetic and otherwise—of that relationship. All three deal with Fallingwater, built for Kaufmann in the 1930s, and other projects planned for Pittsburgh, which included a planetarium, a civic center, a parking garage, and an apartment house. Smith discusses how Wright refined his integration of bodies of water into his designs over the course of his career, the most successful of which is Fallingwater. Levine provides historical background on Fallingwater and analyzes the architectural elements of the design while emphasizing Fallingwater’s temporal dimension. Cleary covers Wright’s Pittsburgh projects and Edgar Kaufmann Sr.’s role in them." (Publisher’s description.) Original SC List Price $35.00, HC List Price $50.00. (First Edition)

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pp 113

ST#:
2000.84.0817
   
Date: 2000

Title: Fallingwater and Pittsburgh, Wright Studies Volume Two (Soft Cover)  (Published by Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale and Edwardsville, Illinois)

Author: Edited by Menocal, Narciso

Description: "In Wright Studies Volume Two: Fallingwater and Pittsburgh, contributors Kathryn Smith, Neil Levine, and Richard Cleary concentrate on two themes: Smith focuses on Wright’s interest in the imagery of water in architecture while Levine and Cleary look at Wright’s relationship with Edgar Kaufmann, the department store magnate, and analyze the results—aesthetic and otherwise—of that relationship. All three deal with Fallingwater, built for Kaufmann in the 1930s, and other projects planned for Pittsburgh, which included a planetarium, a civic center, a parking garage, and an apartment house. Smith discusses how Wright refined his integration of bodies of water into his designs over the course of his career, the most successful of which is Fallingwater. Levine provides historical background on Fallingwater and analyzes the architectural elements of the design while emphasizing Fallingwater’s temporal dimension. Cleary covers Wright’s Pittsburgh projects and Edgar Kaufmann Sr.’s role in them." (Publisher’s description.) Original SC List Price $35.00, HC List Price $50.00. (First Edition)

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pp 113

ST#: 2000.15.0402

   
East-Heinz 1.jpg (31723 bytes) Date: 2000

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright And Taliesin  (Hard Cover - DJ)  (Published by Pomegranate)

Author: Nemtin, Frances

Description: Original HC List Price $19.95.  (First Edition)

Size:

Pages: Pp 80

ST#: 2000.02.1200

   
Date: 2001

Title: Wright for Wright  (Hard Cover - DJ)  (Published by Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., New York)

Author: Howard, Hugh; Photographed by Straus, Roger III

Description: The buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright exercise a kind of architectural magic on the people who visit them, inspiring a sense of wonder at their visual elements, dramatic energy, and ingenious compositional features. These qualities are no more evident than in the buildings that Wright designed for himself and his family. Wright for Wright is the first book to focus exclusively on these seven houses and ten other structures. Free from the constraints of the client-architect relationship, the buildings present Wright at his unfettered best. Photographed for the first time in exquisite, full-color panoramic views by longtime Wright photographer Roger Straus, these images capture the buildings as part of the landscape-- the way Wright envisioned them. As well, Hugh Howard's insightful text reveals an intimate understanding of the great architect's art and philosophy. (Dust Jacket) First Edition. Original HC List Price $50.00. Two copies. (First Edition)

Size: 10.25 x 10.25

Pages: Pp 160

ST#: 2001.27.0603, 2001.52.0511

   
  Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin, GA Traveler 002 (2002)
   
Date: 2002

Title: Backroads of Wisconsin, Your Guide to Wisconsin’s Most Scenic Backroad Adventures (Published by Voyageur Press, Inc., Stillwater, MN)

Author: Hintz, Martin; Rashid, Bob

Description: Pages 120-123: "Frank Lloyd Wright’s spirit is strongest at Taliesin, a National Historic Landmark. The visitor center, its Riverview Terrace Café, gallery, and bookstore are located..." Includes a short biography and three photographs. Original list price $19.95. (Third Edition)

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pp 160

ST#: 2002.02.0214

   
Date: 2009

Title: Vintage Postcards of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin - Romeo & Juliet - Hillside Home School from the collection of Randolph C. Henning. (C) Randolph C. Henning 2009 (Produced individually by hand by Randolph C. Henning)

Author: Henning, Randolph C.

Description: A collection of 52 rare vintage postcards from the collection of Randolph C. Henning printed and spiral bound by hand by Randolph C. Henning. Last page: "Special thanks to Patrick J. Mahoney, Patrick J. Meehan, William B. Scott, Jr., George Shutack, Kathryn A. Smith, Brian A. Spencer, Douglas Steiner & the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives (Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, Oskar Munoz & Margo Stipe)." Gift from Randolph C. Henning. (First Edition)

Size: 8.5 x 8.5

Pages: Pp 52

ST#: 2009.03.0809

   
Date: 2011

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin, Illustrated By Vintage Postcards (Soft Cover) (Published by The University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, Wisconsin)

Author: Henning, Randolph C., Foreward by Smith, Kathryn A.

Description: Randolph C. Henning has assembled a splendid collection of rare vintage postcards, some never before published, that provides a revealing and visually unique journey through Wright’s work at Taliesin. Included are intimate images of Taliesin at various stages and views of the building just after the tragic 1914 fire. The postcards also depict nearby buildings designed by Wright, including the Romeo and Juliet windmill and two buildings for the Hillside Home School. Henning provides useful explanations that highlight relevant details and accompany each image. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin documents and celebrates Wright’s 100-year-old masterpiece. (Publisher’s description.) Original cover price $24.95. (First Edition)

Size: 8 x 8

Pages: Pp 125

ST#: 2011.02.0711

   
Date: 2012

Title: Building Taliesin, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home of Love and Loss (Soft Cover) (Published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, Madison, Wisconsin)

Author: McCrea, Ron

Description: Through letters, memoirs, contemporary documents, and a stunning assemblage of photographs - many of which have never before been published - author Ron McCrea tells the fascinating story of the building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin, which would be the architect's principal residence for the rest of his life. Photos taken by Wright's associates show rare views of Taliesin under construction and illustrate Wright's own recollections of the first summer there and the craftsmen who worked on the site. The book also brings to life Wright's "kindred spirit," "she for whom Taliesin had first taken form," Mamah Borthwick. Wright and Borthwick had each abandoned their families to be together, causing a scandal that reverberated far beyond Wright's beloved Wisconsin valley. The shocking murder and fire that took place at Taliesin in August 1914 brought this first phase of life at Taliesin to a tragic end. (Publisher’s description.) Original list price $35.00. (First Edition)

Size: 10.9 x 8.25

Pages: Pp 223

ST#: 2012.18.0714

   
   
   
BROCHURES
   
Date: 1981

Title: Unity Chapel, established 1886.

Description: Spring Green, Wisconsin (S.000 - 1886). "In 1886 a small chapel designed by Joseph Lyman Silsbee was constructed in a grove of pine trees near Hillside School for the Richard Lloyd-Jones family. On August 15th of that year it was named Unity Chapel..." (Attributed to Wright, see Storrer.) Includes one photograph and two illustrations. Gift from Kathryn Smith.

Size: 4.25 x 8

Pages: Pp 4

ST#: 1981.24.0811

   
Date: 1987

Title: “Tour Hillside Home School at Taliesin, Spring Green, Wisconsin.”  (Produced by The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale)

Description: Inside: “Built of sandstone and native oak, Hillside School blends into the gently sloping hillside demonstrating Frank Lloyd Wright’s philosophy that land, nature, buildings and furnishings should be treated as one...”  Information about guided tours.  Includes two photographs and one illustration. 

Size: 3.75 x 8.5

Pages:

ST#: 1987.59.0507

   
Date: 1987

Title: Taliesin, The Home in Wisconsin (Published by The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Spring Green, Wisc.)

Description: "Share America’s Pride. Frank Lloyd Wright’s beloved Taliesin is an architectural legacy for all America. At Taliesin, we sense Wright’s presence still; the signs of his genius are everywhere. This is as it should be. In Virginia, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello affirms his innovative genius and intellectual energy..."

Size: 8.5 x 8.5

Pages: Pp 4

ST#:
1987.93.0616
   
Date: 2002

Title: Taliesin, Spring Green, Wisconsin (Published by Taliesin Preservation, Inc.). 

Description: Brochure for tour information, including map and seven photographs.

Size: 3.75 x 8.5

Pages: Pp 6

ST#: 2002.60.0305

   
   
   
INVITATION
   
Date: 1992

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright: 125th Birthday Celebration  (Produced by the Taliesin Preservation Commission, Spring Green)

Description: “A Man and His Legacy.”  Saturday, June 6, 1992, Spring Green, Wisconsin.  “...a very young faith undertook to build that house.  It was the same faith that plants twigs for orchards, vineslips for vineyards, and small whips to become beneficient shade trees: and it planted them all about!”  For the preservation of Taliesin.  $1000 per person.  Includes vellum insert with silhouette of Wright.

Size: 4.2 x 5.8

Pages: Pp 6

ST#: 1992.61.0807

   
   
   
LIGHTING
   
Date: Circa 1961

Title: Taliesin Table Lamp circa 1961.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright originally designed this lamp for Taliesin (Spring Green) in 1925. The shade cantilevers over a square base. In April 1925, fire struck Taliesin for the second time and destroyed the living quarters. Wright rebuilt again, expanding and enlarging the Dining and Living Room. This lamp can be found in photographs was taken by Henry Fuermann, circa 1926 (below). Also published in "Frank Lloyd Wright, Complete Works 1917-1942", Pfeiffer, 2010, p. 155. Photograph of Wright’s bedroom photographed in 1937 by Hedrich-Blessing. Robert Warn joined Taliesin on June 1, 1945 and apprenticed for three years. After leaving the fellowship he settled in Northfield, Minnesota, which is South of Minneapolis. He maintained his interest in Wright, published articles and gave lectures in the 1960s and 70s on Wright’s architecture. He worked for the architectural firm of Sovik, Mathre and Madison. In 1961, Warn designed a home for John and Lota Bare in Northfield. According to the neighbor we acquired the lamp from, she received the lamp as a gift from Lota, after John past away. "The lamp was always on a side table in the living room of the Bare home. Much of the living room’s furnishings were built-in, in classic Prairie style. I assumed that the lamp was acquired as part of the building and decorating process," she said.

Size: Constructed of oak, the lamp is 20 inches tall. The base is 9 inches square. The top arm is 10 inches. The shade is 16 inches square at the bottom, 6 inches high, and 4 inches square at the top.

S#:
1483.30.0117
   
Date: 1994

Title: Taliesin Lamp 1994 (Designed in 1925)

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright originally designed this lamp for Taliesin (Spring Green) in 1925. The shade overhangs a square base. In April 1925, fire struck Taliesin for the second time and destroyed the living quarters. Wright rebuilt again, expanding and enlarging the Dining and Living Room. This lamp can be found in photographs was taken by Henry Fuermann, circa 1926 (below). Also published in "Frank Lloyd Wright, Complete Works 1917-1942", Pfeiffer, 2010, p. 155. Photograph of Wright’s bedroom photographed in 1937 by Hedrich-Blessing. Manufactured by Yamagiwa, Cherry wood and an acrylic insert in the shade. Medal label on base: © Frank Lloyd Wright FND. 1994. Stamped: U00364. For additional information see "Fifty Favorite Furnishings By Frank Lloyd Wright" Maddex, 1999, page 114-115. Original list price $750.00.

Size: 14 (W) x 20 (H) x 16 (D). Also comes in smaller size.

ST#: 1994.72.1013

   
Date: Circa 1926

Title: Dining Room and Living Room, Taliesin III

Description: Detail of Taliesin Lamp circa 1926. In April 1925, fire struck Taliesin for the second time and destroyed the living quarters. Wright rebuilt again, expanding and enlarging the Dining and Living Room. This photograph was taken by Henry Fuermann, circa 1926.

Size: 10 x 8 B&W Photograph

S#: 0172.02.1209

 
   
Date: Circa 1926

Title: Dining Room and Living Room, Taliesin III

Description: Detail of Taliesin Lamp circa 1926. In April 1925, fire struck Taliesin for the second time and destroyed the living quarters. Wright rebuilt again, expanding and enlarging the Dining and Living Room. This photograph was taken by Henry Fuermann, circa 1926.

Size: 10 x 8 B&W Photograph

S#: 0172.03.1209

   
Date: 2010

Title: Taliesin Playhouse Theater Pendant Lamp 2010 (Adaptation).

Description: Seven light pendant lamp. Wright designed Hillside Home School II in 1902. The building was constructed of light rose colored sandstone, heavy oak beams and red roof tiles. When the Hillside Home School closed in 1915, it fell into disrepair. When Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, it became part of the Taliesin Fellowship complex. Wright converted the original gymnasium into a theater in 1933, and designed lighting pendants which he suspended from the ceiling. In 1952, after the theater was rebuilt following a fire, Wright modified the original design. He also created standing floor lamp utilizing the same design. Gift from James C. Rust.

Size: 15.5 x 6 x 64.5

ST#: 2010.22.0610

   
Date: 2012

Title: Taliesin Playhouse Theater Pendant Lamp 2012

Description: Two pendant lamps in the Taliesin Playhouse Theater, Spring Green. Wright designed Hillside Home School II in 1902. When the Hillside Home School closed in 1915, it fell into disrepair. When Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, it became part of the Taliesin Fellowship complex. Wright converted the original gymnasium into a theater in 1933, and designed lighting pendants which he suspended from the ceiling. In 1952, after the theater was rebuilt following a fire, Wright modified the original design of the pendant lamps. Photographed in 2012, courtesy of Demi.

   
Date: 1952

Title: Marden Residence Pendant Lamp

Description: Marden Residence (1952 - S.357). Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1952, the home was completed in 1959. Eight light pendant lamp. Example of the more complex, earlier variations of the pendant lamp. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner, April 6, 2015. (See our Wright Study on the Marden Residence.)

   
Date: 1956

Title: Wright at 89. 1956.

Description: Ten light pendant floor lamp. Frank Lloyd Wright working at his desk in the Workroom at Taliesin, Spring Green. At the left is an floor lamp adaptation of the Pendant Lamp Wright originally designed in 1933 for the Taliesin Fellowship Playhouse Theater. The original light pendants were suspended from the ceiling. In 1952, after the theater was rebuilt following a fire, Wright modified the original design. Situated around Wright’s desk are possibly three Allen Friedman chairs (1956 - S.403). The design is also similar to the Hanna and Olfelt designs. On the far right is a Dana windows. Photographed by Edgar Obma.

Size: 10 x 7.5 B&W photograph.

S#: 1147.68.0615

   
   
MIDWAY BARNS
   
Date: 1998

Title: Midway Barn and Farm Buildings.  American Country Signature Series.  Ertl Collectibles Limited.

Description: The model was created by Lowell Davis and produced by Ertl Company Inc. Dyersville, Iowa, 1998.  Cold cast in porcelain.

Size: 9.75W x 4.5D x 2.5H

ST#: 1998.48.0406
   
   
   
PHOTOGRAPHS
   
Date: 1892

Title: Hillside Home School I 1892 (1897 - S.001).

Description: Ellen (Nell) and Jane Lloyd Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright’s aunts, formed the Hillside Home School in 1887 and ran it until 1915 when it closed. The private school accepted students between the ages of seven and seventeen. It espoused non-conventional teaching methods, and was the first coeducational school in the nation. After attending the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wright headed for Chicago in 1887 and accepted a position as draftsman in the architectural firm of Joseph Lyman Silsbee. That year, his Aunt’s drafted him to design a school building for them, a large Shingle styled building, reflected the designs of his mentor Silsbee, and in the style of his first project, Unity Chapel, in Spring Green. It was demolished in 1950. Photographed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Size: 3.75 x 7 B&W photograph.

S#: 0013.08.1213

   

Each print was titled in Wright’s handwriting.

Date: 1898

Title: "Down The Valley" Spring Green, Wisconsin 1898.

Description: Photographed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright printed a series of photographs for an album showing the Hillside Home School (S.001 - 1887) run by his Aunts in Spring Green, Wisconsin. The album included a number of horizontal panoramic prints. Five of which are part of the CCA, Canadian Centre for Architecture collection. Each print was titled in Wright’s handwriting. When placed side-by-side, three of the images; "N.W", "Down the Valley", and "Bryn Mawr" form a panoramic view of the Jones Valley looking north. A number of these photographs are also part of the Wisconsin Historical Society collection. Clipping pasted on verso: " ‘Down the Valley’ (Spring Green, Wis.) c. 1898, by Frank Lloyd Wright." Acquired from the archives of the Chicago Tribune.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph, (cropped).

S#: 0032.04.0911

"N.W" "Down The Valley" "Bryn Mawr"
"N.W" and "Bryn Mawr" courtesy of the Canadian Centre for Architecture.

   
Date: Circa 1900

Title: Romeo and Juliet Windmill circa 1900 (1896 - S.037).

Description: Designed in 1896 for Wright’s two aunts Ellen and Jane Lloyd-Jones and the Hillside Home School, it was completed in 1897. They requested it to stand in harmony with Hillside Home School I, the building he had designed for them ten years earlier. Wright’s 60 foot tall structure functioned as a windmill and a belvedere. The design combined a diamond-shaped column wedged into an octagonal structure, symbolizing the embrace of Shakespeare's lovers. Photographed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Size: 3 x 7 B&W photograph.

S#: 0041.14.1213

   
Date: Circa 1906

Title: Hillside Home School II circa 1906 (1902 - S.069).

Description: View from the South. Ellen (Nell) and Jane Lloyd Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright’s aunts, formed the Hillside Home School in 1887. Wright designed Hillside Home School I in 1892 (1897 - S.001). As the school grew, so did the need for more space. Wright designed Hillside Home School II in 1902, which was completed in 1903. (Plate X, Ausgeführte Bauten.) The building was constructed of light rose colored sandstone, heavy oak beams and red roof tiles. The gymnasium/theatre was on the left, two floors of classrooms and offices in the center, and a three story assembly hall on the right. The windows were diamond patterned leaded glass. Hillside Home School closed in 1915, and the building fell into disrepair. When Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, it became part of the Taliesin Fellowship complex. He began restoring and remodeling the building. Image is from a real photo postcard, enhanced and enlarged. (See progression of the Hillside Home School / Taliesin Complex)

Size: 8 x 5 B&W photograph.

S#: 0094.43.0215

   
Date: Circa 1908

Title: Hillside Home School II circa 1908 (1902 - S.069).

Description: View from the Southwest. Three students can be seen in front of the building. Ellen (Nell) and Jane Lloyd Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright’s aunts, formed the Hillside Home School in 1887 and ran it until 1915 when it closed. The private school accepted students between the ages of seven and seventeen. It espoused non-conventional teaching methods, and was the first coeducational school in the nation. After attending the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wright headed for Chicago in 1887 and accepted a position as draftsman in the architectural firm of Joseph Lyman Silsbee. That year, his Aunt’s drafted him to design a school building for them, Hillside Home School I, a large Shingle styled building, reflected the designs of his mentor Silsbee, and in the style of his first project, Unity Chapel, in Spring Green. As the school grew, so did the need for more space. Wright designed Hillside Home School II in 1902, which was completed in 1903. (Plate X, Ausgeführte Bauten.) It eventually became part of the Taliesin Fellowship complex. When Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, he began restoring and remodeling the building. Courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society. (See progression of the Hillside Home School / Taliesin Complex)

Size: 7 x 4 B&W photograph.

S#: 0085.29.1213

   
Date: Circa 1910

Title: Hillside Home School II circa 1910 (1902 - S.069).

Description: View from the Southwest. A bridge is seen in the foreground. Ellen (Nell) and Jane Lloyd Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright’s aunts, formed the Hillside Home School in 1887 and ran it until 1915 when it closed. The private school accepted students between the ages of seven and seventeen. It espoused non-conventional teaching methods, and was the first coeducational school in the nation. After attending the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wright headed for Chicago in 1887 and accepted a position as draftsman in the architectural firm of Joseph Lyman Silsbee. That year, his Aunt’s drafted him to design a school building for them, Hillside Home School I, a large Shingle styled building, reflected the designs of his mentor Silsbee, and in the style of his first project, Unity Chapel, in Spring Green. As the school grew, so did the need for more space. Wright designed Hillside Home School II in 1902, which was completed in 1903. (Plate X, Ausgeführte Bauten.) It eventually became part of the Taliesin Fellowship complex. When Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, he began restoring and remodeling the building. Courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society. (See progression of the Hillside Home School / Taliesin Complex)

Size: 7 x 5 B&W photograph.

S#: 0094.36.1213

   
Date: 1910

Title: Hillside Home School II Floor Plan 1910 (1902 - S.069).

Description: Photograph of Plate X (tissue), "Hillside Home School, Lloyd Jones Sisters, Hillside Wisconsin. Floor Plan on the Main Floor." From the Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe von Frank Lloyd Wright. "Studies and Executed Buildings". Published by Ernst Wasmuth A.-G., Berlin, 1910. Ellen (Nell) and Jane Lloyd Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright’s aunts, formed the Hillside Home School in 1887. Wright designed Hillside Home School I in 1892 (1897 - S.001). As the school grew, so did the need for more space. Wright designed Hillside Home School II in 1902, which was completed in 1903. The building was constructed of light rose colored sandstone, heavy oak beams and red roof tiles. The gymnasium/theatre was on the left, two floors of classrooms and offices in the center, and a three story assembly hall on the right. Hillside Home School closed in 1915. When Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, it became part of the Taliesin Fellowship complex. (See progression of the Hillside Home School / Taliesin Complex)

Size: 10 x 6 Color photograph.

S#: 0094.44.0215

   
Date: 1910

Title: Hillside Home School II Bird’s-Eye View, 1910 (1902 - S.069).

Description: Photograph of Plate X, "Hillside Home School, Lloyd Jones Sisters, Hillside Wisconsin, Bird’s-Eye View." From the Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe von Frank Lloyd Wright. "Studies and Executed Buildings". Published by Ernst Wasmuth A.-G., Berlin, 1910. Ellen (Nell) and Jane Lloyd Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright’s aunts, formed the Hillside Home School in 1887. Wright designed Hillside Home School I in 1892 (1897 - S.001). As the school grew, so did the need for more space. Wright designed Hillside Home School II in 1902, which was completed in 1903. The building was constructed of light rose colored sandstone, heavy oak beams and red roof tiles. The gymnasium/theatre was on the left, two floors of classrooms and offices in the center, and a three story assembly hall on the right. Hillside Home School closed in 1915. When Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, it became part of the Taliesin Fellowship complex. (See progression of the Hillside Home School / Taliesin Complex)

Size: 10 x 6 Color photograph.

S#: 0094.45.0215

   
Date: 1910's

Title: Hillside Home School

Description: Copy Negative and Contact sheet (circa 1910)

Size:

S#: 1910.00.0604

   
Date: Circa 1911-25

Title: Taliesin I Entrance Gate circa 1911-12 (1911 - S.172).

Description: Taliesin I was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1911, it was partially destroyed by fire on August 15, 1914. Three stone masons working on the entrance gate to Taliesin. Wright wrote, "Country masons laid all the stone with the quarry for a pattern and the architect for teacher. They learned to lay the walls in the long, thin, flat ledges natural to it, natural edges out. As often as they laid a stone they would stand back to judge the effect. They were soon as interested as sculptures fashioning a statue..." "An Autobiography" Wright, 1932, p.174. Photographed by Taylor Woolley, a draftsman who lived and worked at Taliesin from September 1911 though the Spring of 1912. His photographs are an invaluable record of the birthing of Taliesin I.

Size: 10 x 7 B&W photograph.

S#: 0104.20.0215

   
Date: 1915

Title: Dining Room, Taliesin II, 1915.

Description: Taken at the same time as a photograph published in "Architectural Record", October, 1915. This was taken after rebuilding from the fire of August 15, 1914, but before August, in time to go to production for publishing in October, 1915. Photographed by Henry Fuermann and Sons, most likely in July or August, 1915. Dated incorrectly, but courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society. For more information see our Wright Study on the Japanese Print Stand. (Wright Chairs.)

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 0128.09.1211

   
Date: 1915

Title: Hillside Home School II, 1915 (1902 - S.069).

Description: View from the Southwest. Ellen (Nell) and Jane Lloyd Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright’s aunts, formed the Hillside Home School in 1887. Wright designed Hillside Home School I in 1892 (1897 - S.001). As the school grew, so did the need for more space. Wright designed Hillside Home School II in 1902, which was completed in 1903. The building was constructed of light rose colored sandstone, heavy oak beams and red roof tiles. The gymnasium/theatre was on the left (out of frame), two floors of classrooms and offices in the center, and a three story assembly hall on the right. The windows were diamond patterned leaded glass and visible in this image. Hillside Home School closed in 1915, and the building fell into disrepair. When Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, it became part of the Taliesin Fellowship complex. He began restoring and remodeling the building. Courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society. (See progression of the Hillside Home School / Taliesin Complex)

Size: 7 x 5 B&W photograph.

S#: 0128.18.0215

   
Date: 1915

Title: Hillside Home School II, 1915 (1902 - S.069).

Description: View from the Southeast. Ellen (Nell) and Jane Lloyd Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright’s aunts, formed the Hillside Home School in 1887. Wright designed Hillside Home School I in 1892 (1897 - S.001). As the school grew, so did the need for more space. Wright designed Hillside Home School II in 1902, which was completed in 1903. The building was constructed of light rose colored sandstone, heavy oak beams and red roof tiles. The gymnasium/theatre was on the left (out of frame), two floors of classrooms and offices in the center, and a three story assembly hall on the right. The windows were diamond patterned leaded glass and visible in this image. Hillside Home School closed in 1915, and the building fell into disrepair. When Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, it became part of the Taliesin Fellowship complex. He began restoring and remodeling the building. Courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society. (See progression of the Hillside Home School / Taliesin Complex)

Size: 7 x 5 B&W photograph.

S#: 0128.19.0215

   
Date: Circa 1917-19

Title: Dining Room, Taliesin II

Description: This photograph was first published in "The Nature of Materials: 1887 - 1941, The Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright" Hitchcock, 1942, plate 177. Hitchcock mistakenly dates this photograph at 1911 (pg xvi). One of the many items in the photograph is an Imperial Hotel Coffee Service. Very similar to a photograph published in "Architectural Record", October 1915, page 395, which was the very first published interior of Taliesin II. Also published in "Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph 1907-1913 Volume 3" ill 275 and dated 1911. Photographed by Henry Fuermann. High res digital image. (For further information see our Wright study.(Wright Chairs.)

Size: 10 x 8 Print

S#: 0138.04.1209

 

   
Date: Circa 1917

Title: Living Room, Taliesin II, circa 1917-19.

Description: Taken around the same time as a photograph of the Dining Room published in "Architectural Record", October 1915, page 395, which was the very first published interior of Taliesin II. Also published in "Wright Studies, Taliesin 1911-1914", Menocal, 1992, page 111, and dated circa 1915. Possibly photographed by Henry Fuermann. Courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society. For more information see our Wright Study on the Japanese Print Stand.

Size: 10 x 7.25 B&W Photograph.

S#: 0138.05.1211

   
Date: 1925

Title: Taliesin, Spring Green, December 1, 1925.

Description: Label pasted to verso: "Turmoil Now Reigns in ‘Love Nest’ of Frank Lloyd Wright. A view of the costly ‘love nest’ of Frank Lloyd Wright, famous architect, at Spring Green, Wisc., the scene of his many free love settings in alleged defiance to the code laid down by society, and wherein discord now reigns as a result of the proceedings of Mrs. Mariam (Miriam) Noel Wright, the sculptress, who he married four years ago after they had lived together seven years without the legal knot being tied. Mrs. Wright has withdrawn her divorce bill and instead seeks separate maintenance, thereby denying him his liberty to wed Olga Milanoff, his Russian servant, whom she declares is now the target for his affections. Mrs. Wright is also making every effort to have the middle-aged Russian deported, in which attempt she is being balked by her architect-husband. Wright came into great prominence as the builder of the Imperial Hotel in Tokio (sp) the only building to withstand the earthquake unimpaired. 12-1-25." View to the east from the Driveway. The Living Room is to the far left out of the picture. The bedrooms are through the passage in the center and to the left and right. The sitting room is on the other side of the large fireplace. The Porte Cochere is in the foreground on the right. Note the new construction and the wood sitting atop the Chimney. This was possibly the new construction of Taliesin III. Similar image in Taliesin 19-11-1914, Menocal, 1992, Page 129; Frank Lloyd Wright, Monograph 1914-1923, Futagawqa, Pfeiffer, 1985, Page 3.

Size: Original 8.4 x 6.2 B&W Photograph

S#: 0171.14.0413

   
Date: Circa 1926

Title: Dining Room (left) and Living Room, Taliesin III

Description: In April 1925, fire struck Taliesin for the second time and destroyed the living quarters. Wright rebuilt again, expanding and enlarging the Dining and Living Room. (Notice the ball and baby rattle under the chair in the foreground, for their daughter Iovanna.) Taken at the same time as S#172.03. Photographed by Henry Fuermann, W-49. (For further information see our Wright study.)

Size: 10 x 8 B&W Photograph

S#: 0172.02.1209

   
Date: Circa 1926

Title: Dining Room (left) and Living Room, Taliesin III

Description: In April 1925, fire struck Taliesin for the second time and destroyed the living quarters. Wright rebuilt again, expanding and enlarging the Dining and Living Room. Taken at the same time as S#172.02. Photographed by Henry Fuermann, W-42. (For further information see our Wright study.) (Wright Chairs.)

Size: 10 x 8 B&W Photograph

S#: 0172.03.1209

 

   
Date: Circa 1926

Title: Studio, Private Office, Taliesin III, Circa 1926.

Description: In August 1925, fire struck Taliesin for the second time and destroyed the living quarters. Wright rebuilt again, expanding and enlarging the Dining and Living Room. Three armchairs, two variations. The back in the center chair varies from the back on the two outside chairs. A variation of the arm chair is visible in the 1915 Dining Room photograph, but the horizontal back is longer. The example on the left and right is also seen in the 1926 Dining Room. Possibly taken at the same time as S#172.02 and 172.03. Photographed by Henry Fuermann, W-21. (Wright Chairs.)

Size: 6.5 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 0172.16.1213

   
Date: 1932

Title: C. R. Secrest (he broke Wright’s nose) and his wife.

Description: Clipping pasted to verso: "Beaten By Students After Fight With Wright. Following street fight in which C. R. Secrest of Madison, Wisc., is said to have fractured the nose of Frank Lloyd Wright, world famous architect, four students of Wright’s trade and craft school at Taliesin, Wisc., drove to Madison, entered Secrest’s home, and horse-whipped him until the victim drove them off with a butcher knife. In court the students, Karl Jansen, 25, of Copenhagen, Denmark; Sam Ratensky, 22, New York City; Rudolph Mock, 29, Basel, Switzerland; and William Peters, 20, Spring Green, Wisc., plead guilty and are awaiting sentence. C. R. Secrest and his wife, who witnessed the attack, are shown above at their home. 11-4-32." Stamped on verso "Nov 8 1932." According to Wright in "An Autobiography", 1943, page 432-3, Wright was struck "violently several times on the back of the head." during the struggle he was kicked "on the bridge of the nose with his boot heel... Blood spurted all over him. ...unknown to me, my boys (four of them) went out after their man, got into his house... the police came and arrested the boys and the assassin. ...they spent a couple nights in the county jail... The boys were paying a fine of several hundred dollars. On the ‘installment plan,’ of course. The Taliesin Fellowship had got off to a very bad start." According to Brendan Gill, "Many Masks", page 332, "...his grievance against Wright was based on the fact that Wright allegedly had long owned his wife money for domestic service at Taliesin - by Wright’s account, he was found guilty, fined, and soon thereafter left town. Karl Jansen was Wright’s secretary at the time before Gene Masselink replaced him.

Size: Original 8 x 6 B&W photograph.

S#: 0361.05.0614

   
Date: 1932

Title: Wright in court with apprentices.

Description: According to Wright in "An Autobiography", 1943, page 432-3, Wright was struck "violently several times on the back of the head." during the struggle he was kicked "on the bridge of the nose with his boot heel... Blood spurted all over him. ...unknown to me, my boys (four of them) went out after their man, got into his house... the police came and arrested the boys and the assassin. ...they spent a couple nights in the county jail... The boys were paying a fine of several hundred dollars. On the ‘installment plan,’ of course. The Taliesin Fellowship had got off to a very bad start." According to Brendan Gill, "Many Masks", page 332, "...his grievance against Wright was based on the fact that Wright allegedly had long owed his wife money for domestic service at Taliesin - by Wright’s account, he was found guilty, fined, and soon thereafter left town. Clipping pasted to verso: "Architect’s students admit whipping his foe. Rudolph Mock (left), Karl Jansen, Frank Lloyd Wright Portrait, noted architect; Sam Ratensky, and William Peters. The four students at Wright’s trade and craft school at Taliesin, Wis., who are shown here with the architect admitted horsewhipping C. R. Secrest of Madison, Wis., after Secrest had broken Wright’s nose in fight over debt. (Acme Photo.)" Karl Jansen was Wright’s secretary at the time before Gene Masselink replaced him. Stamped on clipping: "Nov 6 - 1932". Stamped on Verso: "Photo by Acme Newspapers, Inc. Chicago Bureau, Tribune Towers, Chicago, ILL. Published in "Many Masks", page 331.

Size: Original 9 x 6.5 B&W photograph.

S#: 0361.02.0811

   
Date: Circa 1933

Title: Taliesin Spring Green, Yen Liang with Lamb Circa 1933.

Description: Yen Liang was born in 1908 in Tokyo. In 1910, his family moved to China . In 1928, he travel to the United States to study architecture. He attended Cornell, M.I.T. and Yale, and received his degree in three years. He enrolled in the Harvard graduate school, but after reading Frank Lloyd Wright’s "An Autobiography" he immediately applied to the Taliesin Fellowship. In 1932 at 23, he became Wright’s first apprentice. He and Edgar Tafel became close friends. In 1934, Liang returned to China where he became a prominent architect. "Colossus. Last week we had, among our visitors, two professors of architectural design from one of the leading universities of the east coast. They are typical of teachers of design of all the instituted architectural schools. They are graduates of some American school, were sent on bountiful scholarships to France to study... and have returned to teach what they have just been taught. They have had negligible contact with actual building practice..." Liang, "Taliesin", Volume 1, No 1, 1934, pp. 12-13. Also see "Frank Lloyd Wright, Recollections", Tafel, 1993, pp. 127-132, and "Years with Frank Lloyd Wright" Tafel, 1979, pp 136-143.

Size: Original 7.75 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 0370.14.0215

   
Date: Circa 1934

Title: Taliesin, Spring Green, Taliesin Apprentices circa 1934.

Description: Taliesin apprentices pushing vehicle. In 1932, Frank Lloyd Wright formed the Taliesin Fellowship with twenty-three apprentices who came to live, learn and work at Taliesin, in Spring Green. Published in "Taliesin," Wright, 1934 Volume 1, No 1., page 26.

Size: Original 7 x 5 B&W photograph.

S#: 0370.05.0514

   
Date: Circa 1934

Title: Taliesin, Spring Green, Taliesin Apprentices circa 1934.

Description: Taliesin apprentices farming. The young girl in the foreground could possibly be Wright’s daughter Iovanna, born on December 2, 1925. She would have been approximately eight years old in 1933. Possibly Mr. & Mrs. Wright are in the background to the right. In 1932, Frank Lloyd Wright formed the Taliesin Fellowship with twenty-three apprentices who came to live, learn and work at Taliesin, in Spring Green.

Size: Original 7 x 5 B&W photograph.

S#: 0370.06.0514

   
Date: Circa 1934

Title: Taliesin, Spring Green, Taliesin Apprentices circa 1934.

Description: Possibly Olgivanna Lloyd Wright with apprentices sitting in the Tea Circle. In 1932, Frank Lloyd Wright formed the Taliesin Fellowship with twenty-three apprentices who came to live, learn and work at Taliesin, in Spring Green.

Size: Original 7 x 5 B&W photograph.

S#: 0370.07.0514

   
Date: Circa 1934

Title: Taliesin, Spring Green, countryside circa 1934. View of Taliesin.

Description: Taliesin can been seen on the hillside in the background. In 1932, Frank Lloyd Wright formed the Taliesin Fellowship with twenty-three apprentices who came to live, learn and work at Taliesin, in Spring Green.

Size: Original 7 x 5 B&W photograph.

S#: 0370.09.0514

   
Date: Circa 1934

Title: Taliesin, Spring Green, countryside circa 1934.

Description: Romeo and Juliet windmill and Taliesin can be seen on the hillside in the background. A Taliesin styled short wall can be seen in the foreground. In 1932, Frank Lloyd Wright formed the Taliesin Fellowship with twenty-three apprentices who came to live, learn and work at Taliesin, in Spring Green.

Size: Original 7 x 5 B&W photograph.

S#: 0370.10.0514

   
Date: Circa 1934

Title: Willey Residence, Scheme II, 1934.

Description: Part of a set of six photographs. The drawing for Willey Residence Scheme II was Wright's Project #3401, which would indicate drawings were completed in 1934. Walls are complete, trellis is under construction. The roof of the master bedroom in the background is complete. Malcolm and Nancy Willey moved in to their new house in December 1934. This image of the set of six helps date the other five. (A thank you to Robert Barros for identifying this image.)

Size: Original 7 x 5 B&W photograph.

S#: 0370.08.0514

   
  Taliesin III, Spring Green circa 1935 (1925 - S.218). The Oak Park Library holds the Gilman Lane collection, including 32 images attributed to Lane of: Hillside Home School, Tanyderi (Porter), Romeo and Juliet Windmill, and Taliesin III. It is not clear when Gilman Lane visited Taliesin, or how many times. They were taken before 1938, when the original windmill was covered in shingles. In 1938 it was resurfaced in board and batten siding. This set of 14 photographs are of Taliesin, but taken at two different times It is not clear if the pre circa 1935 were taken by Lane or in his collection.
   
Date: Circa 1935-1 A&B

Title: Taliesin III, Spring Green entrance, circa 1935 (1925 - S.218).

Description: The "Entrance Wall" still exists, but the road and mailbox do not. Viewed from the Northeast, looking Southwest. To the left is the mail box. Midway Barn can be seen in the background directly above the stone with the letters "Taliesin" carved in it. Taliesin is out of the photograph to the right. Photographed by Gilman Lane.

Size: 8.25 x 5.5 and original 5 x 3.5 B&W photograph.

S#: 0397.26.0514 -1 A&B

   
Date: 2013

Title: Taliesin III, Spring Green entrance, 2013 (1925 - S.218).

Description: The "Entrance Wall" still exists, but the road does not. Viewed from the Northeast, looking Southwest. The mailbox is gone, but the lower wall that formed the base for the mailbox still exists. The matching lower wall on the right side, that was in front of the stone with the letters "Taliesin" carved in it, is gone. Photographed in September 2013. Courtesy of Google.

Size: Original 10 x 6 color photograph.

S#: 2013.11.0514

   
Date: Circa 1935-2 A&B

Title: Taliesin III, Spring Green Mail Box, circa 1935 (1925 - S.218).

Description: Attached to the "Entrance Wall", constructed of stone, wood, and appears to be stucco. The lower door is open. Viewed from the Northeast. Photographed by Gilman Lane.

Size: 5.5 x 8.25 and original 3.5 x 5 B&W photograph.

S#: 0397.26.0514 -2 A&B

   
Date: Pre 1935-3 A&B

Title: Taliesin III, Spring Green Tower and Hill Apartment, First view, pre 1935 (1925 - S.218).

Description: These two views (3 & 4) indicate that either Lane made two trips to Taliesin, or that this image was in his collection. Viewed from the South toward the Tower and Hill Apartment. "The Hill Tower was originally planned primarily as a farm unit but was later adapted for housing and fellowship functions." "Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin," Henning, 2011, page 36. The Southwest wall of the tower is covered with decorative horizontal boards and holes, creating a dovecote. A large dinner bell sets in the balcony. Photographed by Gilman Lane.

Size: 5.5 x 8.25 and original 3.5 x 5 B&W photograph.

S#: 0397.26.0514 -3 A&B

   
Date: Circa 1935-4 A&B

Title: Taliesin III, Spring Green Tower and Hill Apartment, second view, circa 1935 (1925 - S.218).

Description: These two views (3 & 4) indicate that either Lane made two trips to Taliesin, or #3 was in his collection. Viewed from the South toward the Tower and Hill Apartment. The dovecote on the Southwest wall of the tower has been removed, and the wall extended and enlarged out to the edge of the overhanging eave. The large dinner bell sets in the balcony. Photographed by Gilman Lane.

Size: 5.5 x 8.25 and original 3.5 x 5 B&W photograph.

S#: 0397.26.0514 -4 A&B

   
Date: Pre 1935-5 A&B

Title: Taliesin, Spring Green Tower and Hill Apartment, pre 1935 (1925 - S.218).

Description: Viewed from the West toward the Tower and Hill Apartment. The Southwest wall of the tower is covered with decorative horizontal boards and holes, creating a dovecote. Just beyond it sets a large dinner bell sets in the balcony. Photographed by Gilman Lane.

Size: 5.5 x 8.25 and original 3.5 x 5 B&W photograph.

S#: 0397.26.0514 -5 A&B

   
Date: Circa 1935-6 A&B

Title: Taliesin III, Spring Green Tower and Hill Apartment, circa 1935 (1925 - S.218).

Description: Viewed from the Southeast toward the Tower and Hill Apartment. The Southwest wall of the tower has been extended and enlarged out to the fascia. The large bell sets in the balcony. A sculpture is seen on the right. Similar to the sculpture in the Living Room seen on the cover of "Frank Lloyd Wright Select Houses 2." Photographed by Gilman Lane.

Size: 5.5 x 8.25 and original 3.5 x 5 B&W photograph.

S#: 0397.26.0514 -6 A&B

   
Date: Circa 1935-7 A&B

Title: Taliesin III, Spring Green Tower and Hill Apartment, circa 1935 (1925 - S.218).

Description: Viewed from the West toward the Tower and Hill Apartment. The Southwest wall of the tower has been extended and enlarged out to the fascia. The wing and fireplace on the right, heading South from the tower has been added, (see #5). Photographed by Gilman Lane.

Size: 5.5 x 8.25 and original 3.5 x 5 B&W photograph.

S#: 0397.26.0514 -7 A&B

   
Date: Circa 1935-8 A&B

Title: Taliesin III, Studio fireplace mass, circa 1935 (1925 - S.218).

Description: Viewed from the West. For similar views see "Frank Lloyd Wright Select Houses 2," page 60-61, 92-93, 96,100-101. Photographed by Gilman Lane.

Size: 5.5 x 8.25 and original 3.5 x 5 B&W photograph.

S#: 0397.26.0514 -8 A&B

   
Date: Circa 1935-9 A&B

Title: Taliesin III, Spring Green, circa 1935 (1925 - S.218).

Description: View of Taliesin from the hillside. Appears to be a sculpture in the window.

Size: 8.25 x 5.5 and original 3.5 x 5 B&W photograph.

S#: 0397.26.0514 -9 A&B

   
Date: Circa 1935-10 A&B

Title: Taliesin III, Spring Green, circa 1935 (1925 - S.218).

Description: Detailed view of Taliesin from the hillside. Appears to be a sculpture in the window.

Size: 5.5 x 8.25 and original 3.5 x 5 B&W photograph.

S#: 0397.26.0514 -10 A&B

   
Date: Circa 1935-11 A&B

Title: Taliesin III, Spring Green, circa 1935 (1925 - S.218).

Description: View of Taliesin from the hillside.

Size: 8.25 x 5.5 and original 3.5 x 5 B&W photograph.

S#: 0397.26.0514 -11 A&B

   
Date: Circa 1935-12 A&B

Title: Taliesin III, Spring Green, circa 1935 (1925 - S.218).

Description: Detailed view of Taliesin from the hillside.

Size: 8.25 x 5.5 and original 3.5 x 5 B&W photograph.

S#: 0397.26.0514 -12 A&B

   
Date: Circa 1935-13 A&B

Title: Taliesin III, Spring Green, circa 1935 (1925 - S.218).

Description: View of Taliesin.

Size: 8.25 x 5.5 and original 3.5 x 5 B&W photograph.

S#: 0397.26.0514 -13 A&B

   
Date: Circa 1935-14 A&B

Title: Taliesin III, Spring Green, circa 1935 (1925 - S.218).

Description: Detailed view of Taliesin.

Size: 5.5 x 8.25 and original 3.5 x 5 B&W photograph.

S#: 0397.26.0514 -14 A&B

   
Date: Circa 1935

Title: Taliesin, Spring Green, Romeo and Juliet windmill Circa 1935.

Description: Designed in 1896 for Wright’s two aunts Ellen and Jane Lloyd-Jones and the Hillside Home School, it was completed in 1897. "...The reservoir finished, the Aunts intended to erect a windmill over it. This was decided upon by a family gathering which the clan usually held to make such decisions concerning the school or important affairs of their own. Said Aunt Nell, managerial mind of the school: "Why not a pretty windmill tower in keeping with our school building instead of an ugly steel tower or, for that matter, the timber ones I have seen? I am going to ask Frank for a design." "An Autobiography," Wright, 1932, page 130. Wright’s 60 foot tall structure functioned as a windmill and a belvedere. The design combined a diamond-shaped column wedged into an octagonal structure, symbolizing the embrace of Shakespeare's lovers. The original windmill was covered in shingles, and in 1938 it was resurfaced in board and batten siding. Still covered in shingles, this photograph was taken before 1938. Label pasted to verso: "The Museum of Modern Art. Wright, Frank Lloyd. ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Windmill, Spring Green, Wisconsin, Hillside, 1896."

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 0397.38.0216

   
Date: Circa 1935

Title: Hillside Home School, Taliesin Fellowship Complex Circa 1935 (1932- - S.228).

Description: View from the Southwest. Ellen (Nell) and Jane Lloyd Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright’s aunts, formed the Hillside Home School in 1887. Wright designed Hillside Home School I in 1892 (1897 - S.001). As the school grew, so did the need for more space. Wright designed Hillside Home School II in 1902, which was completed in 1903. The building was constructed of light rose colored sandstone, heavy oak beams and red roof tiles. The gymnasium/theatre was on the left, two floors of classrooms and offices in the center, and a three story assembly hall on the right. Hillside Home School closed in 1915, and the building fell into disrepair. When Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, it became part of the Taliesin Fellowship complex. Edgar Tafel pictured the decapitated condition in 1932, "Years With Frank Lloyd Wright," p.29. Leaded glass windows broken and front columns above archway demolished. He began restoring and remodeling the building, windows have been replaced with plate glass, and lower portion of windows in the theatre now open. Lane visited Taliesin around 1935, and these could have been taken at this time. (See progression of the Hillside Home School / Taliesin Complex)

Size: 10 x 7.5 B&W photograph.

S#: 0397.33.0215

   
Date: Circa 1935

Title: Hillside Home School, Taliesin Fellowship Complex Circa 1935 (1932- - S.228).

Description: View from the West. Ellen (Nell) and Jane Lloyd Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright’s aunts, formed the Hillside Home School in 1887. Wright designed Hillside Home School I in 1892 (1897 - S.001). As the school grew, so did the need for more space. Wright designed Hillside Home School II in 1902, which was completed in 1903. The building was constructed of light rose colored sandstone, heavy oak beams and red roof tiles. The gymnasium/theatre was on the left, two floors of classrooms and offices in the center, and a three story assembly hall on the right. Hillside Home School closed in 1915, and the building fell into disrepair. When Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, it became part of the Taliesin Fellowship complex. Edgar Tafel pictured the decapitated condition in 1932, "Years With Frank Lloyd Wright," p.29. Leaded glass windows broken and front columns above archway demolished. He began restoring and remodeling the building, windows have been replaced with plate glass, and lower portion of windows in the theatre now open. Lane visited Taliesin around 1935, and these could have been taken at this time. (See progression of the Hillside Home School / Taliesin Complex)

Size: 10 x 7.5 B&W photograph.

S#: 0397.34.0215

   
Date: 1936

Title: Taliesin III, Spring Green, Enlarging Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bedroom 1936 (1925 - S.218).

Description: Published in "At Taliesin," Henning, 1992, p.197. Caption: "Last summer saw quite a bit this seasonal growth... a sunny new bedroom, also developed from an old one, for Mr. Wright" (Noverre Musson, "At Taliesin," March 12, 1937). Apprentices Blaine Drake and Jim Thomson enlarging Frank Lloyd Wright’s bedroom in 1936. Photo courtesy of John H. Howe, Architect.

Size: Original 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 0404.26.0215

   
Date: 1936

Title: Wright at Taliesin Spring Green, Circa 1936.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright operating a road grader at Taliesin, Spring Green circa 1936. Wright is wearing a double-breasted suit, tie, hat and work boots. Wright formed the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932 with 23 apprentices. The tractor pulling the road grader could have been operated by one of the apprentices. In a letter to the Hanna’s on June 17, 1936, Wright wrote "...We are busy and pushing on. I got tossed [off] the road grader making our new road to Hillside. Wrenched neck and leg–couple of ribs knocked in–damn’d painful as I sit here writing, but worse when I try to lie down." "Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hanna House" Hanna, 1981, p.25. One would assume that this was taken before his painful mishap on the road grader. Published in "At Taliesin" Henning, 1992, p.8.

Size: 8 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 0404.24.0215

   
Date: 1936

Title: Wright at Taliesin Spring Green, Circa 1936.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright operating a road grader at Taliesin, Spring Green circa 1936. Wright is wearing a double-breasted suit, tie, hat and work boots. Wright formed the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932 with 23 apprentices. The tractor pulling the road grader could have been operated by one of the apprentices. In a letter to the Hanna’s on June 17, 1936, Wright wrote "...We are busy and pushing on. I got tossed [off] the road grader making our new road to Hillside. Wrenched neck and leg–couple of ribs knocked in–damn’d painful as I sit here writing, but worse when I try to lie down." "Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hanna House" Hanna, 1981, p.25. One would assume that this was taken before his painful mishap on the road grader.

Size: 8 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 0404.25.0215

   
Date: 1937

Title: Taliesin III, Spring Green, 1937.

Description: Verso: "South corner of dining-room at Taliesin, Looking from the South across the top of the hill garden." "ROTO May 1, 1938." "April 2, 1954 P 36." Written in pencil: "Hedrich Blessing Studio, Courtesy The Architectural Forum." Photographed by Hedrich Blessing Studios, taken in preparation for the January 1938 issue of "Architectural Forum", published on page 17. Original 8 x 10 vintage silver gelatin photograph.

Size: 8 x 10

S#: 0429.09.1209

   
Date: 1937

Title: Taliesin III, Spring Green, viewed from the Southwest 1937 (1925 - S.218).

Description: Photographed by Hedrich-Blessing at the time he photographed Taliesin in preparation for the January 1938 issue of the Architectural Forum. Similar detailed view published on page 17. Note: The shrine and furniture seen on the left side of page 17 is visible in this photograph. Large garden visible in the foreground on the left. Earlier view published in Monograph 1914-1923, p.2. Courtesy Hedrich-Blessing Photographers.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 0429.20.0215

   
Date: Circa 1937

Title: Taliesin III, Spring Green, Living Room circa 1937 (1925 - S.218).

Description: "View of Living room showing furniture as part of the building," Frank Lloyd Wright, caption page 11, Architectural Forum, January, 1938. Note Wright designed furniture and copper weed holder. Photographed by Hedrich-Blessing Studios, taken in preparation for the January 1938 issue of Architectural Forum. Similar view published in the January 1938 issue, page 11. Published in "At Taliesin," Henning, 1992, p.52. Courtesy Hedrich-Blessing Photographers.

Size: Original 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 0429.19.0215

   
Date: 1940

Title: Hillside Home School, Taliesin Fellowship Complex, 1940 (1932- - S.228).

Description: View from the Southwest. Ellen (Nell) and Jane Lloyd Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright’s aunts, formed the Hillside Home School in 1887 and ran it until 1915 when it closed. Wright designed Hillside Home School II in 1902, which was completed in 1903. (Plate X, Ausgeführte Bauten.) It eventually became part of the Taliesin Fellowship complex. When Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, he began restoring and remodeling the building. The building was constructed of light rose colored sandstone, heavy oak beams and red roof tiles. The gymnasium/theatre was on the left, two floors of classrooms and offices in the center, and a three story assembly hall on the right. Photographed during the winter. Label on verso: "Exterior of Hillside 1940." Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph. (See progression of the Hillside Home School / Taliesin Complex)

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 0531.44.0514

   
Date: Circa 1940

Title: Taliesin circa 1940

Description: View toward garden court and Wright’s residence and forecourt from the studio (Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin, GA Traveler 002 (2002) Pfeiffer/Futagawa, page 136-137).  In 1938 Wright designed a home for Charles L. Manson, Wausau, Wisc. (S.249), one of Wright’s uniquely designed Usonian homes.  On many occasions, Wright’s clients were invited to visit him, and this photograph was taken on one of those visits.  In August of 1940 Manson personally was invited to attend “The Playhouse Program The Playhouse Program” August 11, 18, 25, 1940 (S2040.01).

Size: Original 8 x 10 silver gelatin photograph.

S#: 0531.18.0607

   
Date: 1940

Title: Taliesin Draughting Room, Spring Green, 1940.

Description: In the foreground on the right is a model of Broadacre City. In the background is a photograph of the Robie House and a model of St. Mark’s in-the-Bouwerie. Pedro Guerrero was an apprentice with Frank Lloyd Wright from May, 1940 until May 1941. According to "Picturing Wright", Guerrero ..., Wright and the apprentices arrived in Spring Green in May, 1940 after caravanning from Taliesin West. They would spend summer and fall in Wisconsin, then head to Taliesin West, Scottsdale in as the cold set in. Another view of the draughting room at Taliesin, page 91. Photographed by Pedro Guerrero during the summer of 1940.

Size: 7 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 0531.46.0115

   
Date: 1940

Title: Saturday afternoon picnic with the Wright’s 1940.

Description: "Lunch was often held picnic fashion somewhere on the vast grounds. On one Saturday in 1940, the entire fellowship and some guests gathered on the hill below Taliesin to enjoy the summer’s bounty." Photographed by Pedro Guerrero. Published in "Pedro E. Guerrero, A Photographer’s Journey" 2007, Page 61.

Size: 6.5 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 0531.42.0214

   
Date: 1940

Title: Apprentice picnic 1940, Taliesin, Spring Green. 

Description: “The daily picnics were expertly organized.  Once the food arrived at the site, everyone got into the spirit of things.  It was a relaxing informal break that was always welcome.”  Female on the left possibly Kay (Schneider) Rattenbury and on the right with his back to the camera is possibly Wes Peters. Published in "Taliesin" Vol. 1 No 2, February 1941. Also published in “Picturing Wright” Guerrero 1994, Page 88.  Photographed by Pedro E. Guerrero. 

Size: Original 8 x 10 silver gelatin photograph.

S#: 0531.14.0207

   
Date: Circa 1945

Title: Romeo and Juliet Windmill circa 1945-53, Taliesin Spring Green (1896, 1938 - S.037).

Description: Full view of the windmill tower. Frank Lloyd Wright designed the windmill tower for his aunts Jane and Nell Lloyd Jones in 1896. "...The reservoir finished, the Aunts intended to erect a windmill over it. This was decided upon by a family gathering which the clan usually held to make such decisions concerning the school or important affairs of their own. Said Aunt Nell, managerial mind of the school: "Why not a pretty windmill tower in keeping with our school building instead of an ugly steel tower or, for that matter, the timber ones I have seen? I am going to ask Frank for a design." "An Autobiography," Wright, 1932, page 130. The original windmill was covered in shingles, and in 1938 it was resurfaced in board and batten siding. In 1990, it was torn down and and completely rebuilt on its original stone base. Ezra Stoller photographed Taliesin in 1945 and again in the 1953.

Size: Original 4 x 5 contact print and 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 0647.27.0514

   
Date: Circa 1945

Title: Romeo and Juliet Windmill circa 1945-53, Taliesin Spring Green  (1896, 1938 - S.037).

Description: View of the windmill tower from the base. Frank Lloyd Wright designed the windmill tower for his aunts Jane and Nell Lloyd Jones in 1896. "...The reservoir finished, the Aunts intended to erect a windmill over it. This was decided upon by a family gathering which the clan usually held to make such decisions concerning the school or important affairs of their own. Said Aunt Nell, managerial mind of the school: "Why not a pretty windmill tower in keeping with our school building instead of an ugly steel tower or, for that matter, the timber ones I have seen? I am going to ask Frank for a design." "An Autobiography," Wright, 1932, page 130. The original windmill was covered in shingles, and in 1938 it was resurfaced in board and batten siding. In 1990, it was torn down and and completely rebuilt on its original stone base. Ezra Stoller photographed Taliesin in 1945 and again in the 1953.

Size: Original 4 x 5 contact print and 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 0647.28.0514

   
Date: Summer 1947

Title: Picnic at Borglum Rock with apprentices

Description: Borglum Rock was a lovely wooded terrace some miles away from Taliesin on a sheer escarpment overlooking a breathtaking ravine.  "During one summer of late the 1930's while Gutzon Borglum was working on the Mount Rushmore heads, he visited Taliesin and attended one of the picnics.  They later named the spot Borglum Rock".  Mr. And Mrs. Wright seated. Apprentices include: Foreground (l-r) Alan Lape Davison, Davy (far left);  Ernst Wallfisch (in hat); Donald Brown (third);  Ann Purcell (far right, violinist and part of the piano quartet from the Dallas Symphony that summer, which also included Ernst & Lorry Walfish, piano and viola respectively, and Signa Sandstrom, cello).  It was a tradition of the Wrights when they were at Taliesin Spring Green, to have a picnic Sunday afternoons.  Apprentices cooked the food, packed it, the dishes and silverware, and hauled everything to a scenic spot at Taliesin or close by.  "Working with Mr. Wright" Besinger (1937- 55) 1997, Pp 179 (Bob Brevick and Mansinh Rana also appear in a photo in Besinger).  Photographer possibly Wes Peters. 5 x 4 acquired from the estate of Noverre Musson. Stamped on verso: "905F. "Thank you John Geiger for his help in identifying those in this photo.

Size: One original 8 x 10 silver gelatin photograph, and one original 5 x 4 B&W photograph.

S#: 0720.03.0107, 0720.19.0917

   
Date: 1947

Title: Picnic at Borglum Rock, Summer 1947.

Description: Borglum Rock was a lovely wooded terrace some miles away from Taliesin on a sheer escarpment overlooking a breathtaking ravine. "During one summer of late the 1930's while Gutzon Borglum was working on the Mount Rushmore heads, he visited Taliesin and attended one of the picnics. They later named the spot Borglum Rock". Mr. Wright is on the left, gesturing with his hands, talking to the apprentices. Five apprentices are on the right. Acquired from the estate of Taliesin Apprentice Noverre Musson. Stamped on verso: "862F." 

Size: Original 5 x 4 B&W photograph.

S#:
0720.20.0917
   
Date: Summer 1947

Title: Picnic at Borglum Rock with apprentices

Description: Apprentices include (l-r):  Tore Bjornstadt (second from left with blond hair);  Paolo Solari (third from left, facing camera);  Next might be John Geiger, (but he does not remember the shirt);  Next is probably Ivovanna Wright (John vaguely remembers her in a halter that day);  Mansinh Rana (with bent head.  He was a friend of Indira Gandhi and became the state architect for India);  Ernst Wallfisch (in hat, behind and to the left of Mansinh Rana);  Next is Bob Brevic (looking to the left).  Photographer possibly Wes Peters. Thank you John Geiger for his help in identifying those in this photo.

Size: Original 8 x 10 silver gelatin photograph. 

S#: 0720.04.0107

   
Date: Circa 1949

Title: Taliesin, Spring Green (Taliesin III 1925 - S.218) Circa 1949.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1940 Lincoln Cabriolet parked outside at Taliesin West. Wright ordered it in 1939, and it was the 16th one built that year, completed on December 28, 1939 and shipped on January 5, 1940. As with all of Wright’s other automobiles, it was painted in his personal color, Cherokee Red. Shortly after it was delivered, Wright and Wesley Peters, Wright’s son-in-law had a heated argument. Peters stormed out of the residence, took the first car he say, sped down the road and rolled it, crushing the top. Wright took the opportunity to modify the top. He rounded the steel top, covering only the back seat, eliminated the back window and added two semi-circular side windows. Photographed by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer.

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 0798.16.0115

   
Date: Circa 1950

Title: Hillside Home School, Taliesin Fellowship Complex Circa 1950 (1932- - S.228).

Description: View from the Southwest. Ellen (Nell) and Jane Lloyd Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright’s aunts, formed the Hillside Home School in 1887 and ran it until 1915 when it closed. Wright designed Hillside Home School II in 1902, which was completed in 1903. It eventually became part of the Taliesin Fellowship complex. When Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, he began restoring and remodeling the building. The building was constructed of light rose colored sandstone, heavy oak beams and red roof tiles. The gymnasium/theatre was on the left, two floors of classrooms and offices in the center, and a three story assembly hall on the right. Photographed by Wayne Andrews before the fire that destroyed the theatre and classrooms in the Spring of 1952. (See progression of the Hillside Home School / Taliesin Complex)

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 0831.44.0215

   
Date: Blue Loggia Room 1953

Title: Taliesin, Spring Green, Blue Loggia Room.

Description: This room is the space between the living room on one end of the house and Wright’s private quarters on the other.  Wright was known for continually changing Taliesin.  In 1953 he acquired steel tresses and extended the loggia balcony forward several feet.  On the right is a pair of art glass doors and an iridescent wall scone (on shelf above), and in the hallway to the left is a mounted wall scone from the William R. Heath House, Buffalo (1905).  For a 1952 view of the room see “Picturing Wright” Guerrero 1994, Page 80. 

Size: Original 8 x 10 silver gelatin photograph

0S#: 987.09.0207

   
Date: Circa 1954

Title: Hillside Home School, Taliesin Fellowship Complex Circa 1954 (1932- - S.228).

Description: The Southeast corner of the assembly hall, viewed from the Northeast. The assembly hall became the Living room. When FL Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, he began restoring and remodeling the building. The building was constructed of light rose colored sandstone, heavy oak beams and red roof tiles. In the Spring of 1952, a fire devastated the Theater on the west end of the facility and the two story section in the center of the complex. Wright took the opportunity to make changes. He completely changed the Theatre that was destroyed, retaining the masonry walls, but lowering the height of the roof. He lowered the center section, lowering to a single story. He also extended the lower level of the assembly hall to the south (seen to the left in this photograph. Judging from the landscape, this photograph appears to have been taken around 1954. (Note: the original photograph was flopped horizontally, we have corrected it.) (See progression of the Hillside Home School / Taliesin Complex)

Size: Original 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1045.35.0215

   
Date: Circa 1954

Title: Hillside Home School, Taliesin Fellowship Complex Circa 1954 (1932- - S.228).

Description: Example of stonework at the Taliesin Fellowship Complex. When FL Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, he began restoring and remodeling the building. The building was constructed of light rose colored sandstone, heavy oak beams and red roof tiles. In the Spring of 1952, a fire devastated the Theater on the west end of the facility and the two story section in the center of the complex. Wright took the opportunity to make changes. He completely changed the Theatre that was destroyed, retaining the masonry walls, but lowering the height of the roof. He lowered the center section, lowering to a single story. He also extended the lower level of the assembly hall to the south. This photograph was taken on the North side of the complex, looking North. In the center of the image is the Romeo and Juliet Windmill, located halfway between the Fellowship Complex on the South and Taliesin on the North.

Size: Original 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1045.36.0215

   
Date: 1954

Title: Sixty Years of Living Architecture Exhibition, Los Angeles 1954 (Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation project #5427).

Description: A traveling exhibition of Wright's work, consisting of models, photographs and original drawings. A Preview of the exhibition was held in Philadelphia (January 1951). The world wide tour opened in Palazzo Strozzi Florence, Italy (June 1951). In "Sixty Years" (New York), Wright notes that from Florence the Exhibition traveled to "Switzerland, France, German and Holland". The Exhibition catalogs are dated: Paris (April 1952), Zurich (End of May 1952), Munich (May 16 - June 15, 1952), and Rotterdam (dated June 1, 1952). After two years in Europe the exhibition crossed the Atlantic to Mexico City, then to New York (1953). After an exhibition in Los Angeles, June, 1954, the final exhibition took place in Chicago, October, 1956. The Los Angeles exhibition premiere was held at Barnsdall Park's Municipal Art Center on June 1, 1954, then open to the public from June 2 to July 11, and was extended to July 25, 1954. Exhibition Panel #40. "Taliesin North III, Sprint Green, Wisc., 1925." Sixty Years of Living Architecture Exhibition, Los Angeles 1954. In April 1925, fire struck Taliesin and destroyed the living quarters. Wright rebuilt again, expanding and enlarging the Dining and Living Room. Photographed by Loch Crane in June, 1954.

Size: B&W 2.25" negative, high res scan, and 8 x 8 B&W photograph

S#:
1045.42.1116-6
   
Date: 1954

Title: Sixty Years of Living Architecture Exhibition, Los Angeles 1954 (Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation project #5427).

Description:
A traveling exhibition of Wright's work, consisting of models, photographs and original drawings. A Preview of the exhibition was held in Philadelphia (January 1951). The world wide tour opened in Palazzo Strozzi Florence, Italy (June 1951). In "Sixty Years" (New York), Wright notes that from Florence the Exhibition traveled to "Switzerland, France, German and Holland". The Exhibition catalogs are dated: Paris (April 1952), Zurich (End of May 1952), Munich (May 16 - June 15, 1952), and Rotterdam (dated June 1, 1952). After two years in Europe the exhibition crossed the Atlantic to Mexico City, then to New York (1953). After an exhibition in Los Angeles, June, 1954, the final exhibition took place in Chicago, October, 1956. The Los Angeles exhibition premiere was held at Barnsdall Park's Municipal Art Center on June 1, 1954, then open to the public from June 2 to July 11, and was extended to July 25, 1954. Exhibition Panel #40. "Taliesin North III, Sprint Green, Wisc., 1925." Sixty Years of Living Architecture Exhibition, Los Angeles 1954. In April 1925, fire struck Taliesin and destroyed the living quarters. Wright rebuilt again, expanding and enlarging the Dining and Living Room. Photographed by Loch Crane in June, 1954.

S#:
1045.42.1116-7
   
Date: Circa 1955

Title: Taliesin, Spring Green Loggia (Taliesin III 1925 - S.218) Circa 1955.

Description: Photographed by Maynard L. Parker. "Loggia Room overlooking low rolling hills of Wisconsin." Published in "House Beautiful" November 1955, page 234 in color. Hand written on verso: "Loggia, Taliesin, Spring Green, Wis., Credit: House Beautiful Magazine." This room is a space between the living room on one end of the house and Wright’s private quarters on the other. For a 1952 view of the room see "Picturing Wright" Guerrero 1994, Page 80. Acquired from the archives of the Chicago Sun Times.

Size: Original 8 x 10 B&W Print

S#: 1092.36.0310

   
Date: 1956

Title: Wright working on a large drawing of the Mile High Building "The Illinois", 1956.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright in his drafting room at Taliesin Spring Green, finishing the drawing of the Mile high Building. Three drawings were prepared for the news conference held on October 16, 1956, in conjunction with "Sixty Years of Living Architecture," exhibited in Chicago from October 16, 17 and 18, 1956 at the Hotel Sherman. On October 16, Wright held a Press conference at the Hotel Sherman to open the exhibition and unveil the Mile High Building "The Illinois" for the first time. Wright proposed the building for Chicago. Photograph by Edgar Obma.

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1147.64.0115

   
Date: 1956

Title: Wright at 89. 1956.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright working at his desk in the Workroom at Taliesin, Spring Green. At the left is an floor lamp adaptation of the Pendant Lamp Wright originally designed in 1933 for the Taliesin Fellowship Playhouse Theater. The original light pendants were suspended from the ceiling. In 1952, after the theater was rebuilt following a fire, Wright modified the original design. Situated around Wright’s desk are possibly three Allen Friedman chairs (1956 - S.403). The design is also similar to the Hanna and Olfelt designs. On the far right is a Dana windows. Photographed by Edgar Obma.

Size: 10 x 7.5 B&W photograph.

S#: 1147.68.0615

   
Date: 1956

Title: Wright at Taliesin, Spring Green, 1956.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright is standing outside the Drafting Studio at the Taliesin Fellowship complex. Two Mercedes-Benz automobiles have been delivered. The Mercedes on the left, a four-door red and black 300C for Wright. The one on the right is Wes Peters 300SL, gull-wing sports car.

Size: 10 x 5.5 B&W photograph.

S#: 1147.73.0416

   
Date: 1959

Title: Taliesin, Spring Green, circa 1937.

Description: View of the South corner of dining-room at Taliesin, Looking from the South across the top of the hill garden. Clipping pasted to verso: "Frank Lloyd Wright, most famous and controversial American architect of the century, died Thursday in Phoenix, Ariz. He was 89. For most of each year Mr. Wright lived and worked at Taliesin East (above), combination studio, farmhouse and school near Spring Green, Wisc." Stamped on clipping: "Apr 10 1959." Photographed by Hedrich-Blessing Studios, taken in preparation for the January 1938 issue of Architectural Forum. Published in the January 1938 issue, page 17. Photograph of published image.

Size: Original 10.75 x 8.75 B&W photograph.

S#: 1377.64.0513

   
Date: 1959

Title: Wright’s Funeral, Taliesin.

Description: Caption on face: "Spring Green, Wis., April 11 – Site of Wright’s Burial -- This small almost secluded Unitarian cemetery will provide the final resting place for Frank Lloyd Wright, famed Wisconsin-born architect who lived a controversial and turbulent life through most of his 89 years. Wright, who died in Arizona Thursday, will be buried here tomorrow afternoon near the Hillside Unitarian chapel, a church he frequently attended during his youth. Many of his mother’s relatives also are buried here. (AP Wirephoto) 1959." Wright was born on June 8, 1867 and passed away April 9, 1959, age 91. Stamped on verso: "Apr 14 1959". Acquired from the archived of the Chicago Tribune.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W Print.

S#: 1377.50.0811

   
Date: 1962

Title: Taliesin, Spring Green Living Room (Taliesin III 1925 - S.218) 1962.

Description: Portrait of Wright’s mother is about the fireplace. Label pasted on verso: "Chicago’s American. Date: Aug 15, 62. Photographer Howard Borvig. Subject & Location: Taliesin – Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation - Spring Green, Wisc. Caption: Views in the living room of Taliesin." Acquired from the archives of the Chicago Tribune.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1526.15.0212

   
Date: 1962

Title: Taliesin, Spring Green Grave site 1962.

Photographer: Howard Borvig

Description: Grave site of Frank Lloyd Wright, Unity Chapel. Label pasted to verso: "Chicago’s American. Date: Aug. 15, 62. Photographer: Howard Borvig. Subject & Location: Taliesin – The Lloyd Wright Foundation. Spring Green, Wisconsin. Caption: The final resting place of the late Frank Lloyd Wright."

Size: Original 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1526.10.0811

   
Date: Circa 1965

Title: Hillside Home School, Taliesin Fellowship Complex Circa 1965 (1932- - S.228).

Description: View from the Southwest. When FL Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, he began restoring and remodeling the dilapidated Hillside Home School building. The building was constructed of light rose colored sandstone, heavy oak beams and red roof tiles. In the Spring of 1952, a fire devastated the Theater on the west end (left) of the facility and the two story section in the center of the complex. Wright took the opportunity to make changes. He completely changed the Theatre that was destroyed, retaining the masonry walls, but lowering the height of the roof. He lowered the center section, lowering it to a single story. He also extended the lower level of the assembly hall to the south. Courtesy of Library of Congress. (See progression of the Hillside Home School / Taliesin Complex)

Size: 10 x 8 Color photograph.

S#: 1628.46.0215

   
Date: 1967

Title: Taliesin, Spring Green, Midway Barns 1967 (1938 - S.246).

Description: Exterior view of the Midway Barns. Caption taped to verso: "A Blend with Nature. Spring Green, Wisc: No farm on earth looks like the farmstead designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, who believed in wedding architecture to its surroundings. This artistic result can be seen at the late famed architect’s longtime home ‘Talieisn’ located near Spring Green, Wisconsin. 2/3/67."

Size: 10 x 6.5 B&W photograph.

S#: 1720.32.0115

   
Date: 1968

Title: Taliesin, Spring Green (Taliesin III 1925 - S.218) May 1968.

Description: Viewed from the East, from across the lake. Frank Lloyd Wright borrowed the term Taliesin, Welsh for "Shining Brow," positioning the home just under the crown of the hill. Stamped on verso: "May 16 1968." Acquired from the archives of the New York Herald Tribune.

Size: Original 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#:
1757.20.0617
   
Date: 1969

Title: Taliesin, Spring Green (Taliesin III 1925 - S.218) August 1969.

Description: View of the south corner of the Dining room at Taliesin. Three captions pasted to verso. 1) "Home of architect Frank Lloyd Wright at Spring Green, Wisconsin." 2) Stamped Aug 24 1969. "Taliesen (sp) East, Frank Lloyd Wright’s home in Spring Green, Wis., integrates masses of stone and wood with the natural landscape without precedent from a previous style of architecture." 3) Stamped Apr 22 1978. "Frank Lloyd Wright’s home in Spring Green Wis., sometimes referred to as Taliesen (sp) East."

Size: Original 9 x 7 B&W photograph

S#: 1803.07.0111

   
Date: 1973

Title: Romeo and Juliet Windmill 1973 (1896, 1938 - S.037). Viewed from the Southeast.

Description: Romeo and Juliet is located just North of the Taliesin Fellowship complex, on the crest of a hill. Frank Lloyd Wright designed the windmill tower for his aunts Jane and Nell Lloyd Jones in 1896. "...The reservoir finished, the Aunts intended to erect a windmill over it. This was decided upon by a family gathering which the clan usually held to make such decisions concerning the school or important affairs of their own. Said Aunt Nell, managerial mind of the school: "Why not a pretty windmill tower in keeping with our school building instead of an ugly steel tower or, for that matter, the timber ones I have seen? I am going to ask Frank for a design." "An Autobiography," Wright, 1932, page 130. The original windmill was covered in shingles, and in 1938 it was resurfaced in board and batten siding. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner on a trip to Spring Green in 1973, using a 110 slide camera.

Size: 110 color transparency and high res 10 x 10 digital image.

S#: 1940.12.0915

   
  Taliesin Fellowship Complex 1973 (1932 - S.228). Frank Lloyd Wright designed Hillside Home School II in 1902 for his two Aunts. The building was constructed of light rose colored sandstone, heavy oak beams and red roof tiles. When the Hillside Home School closed in 1915, it fell into disrepair. When Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, it became part of the Taliesin Fellowship Complex. Wright converted the original gymnasium into a theater in 1933. In the Spring of 1952, a fire devastated the Theater on the west end of the facility and the two story section in the center of the complex. Wright took the opportunity to make changes. He completely changed the Theatre that was destroyed, retaining the masonry walls, but lowering the height of the roof. He lowered the center section, lowering it to a single story. He also extended the lower level of the assembly hall to the south. This set of 19 slides where photographed by Douglas M. Steiner on a trip to Spring Green in 1973, using a 110 slide camera. 110 color transparency and high res 10 x 10 digital images. (S#1940.13.0915 1-19)
   
Date: 1973

Title: 1) Taliesin Fellowship Complex 1973 (1932 - S.228).

Description: West end of complex. View of the Theater from the South.

Size: 110 color transparency and high res 10 x 10 digital image.

S#: 1940.13.0915 -1

   
Date: 1973

Title: 2) Taliesin Fellowship Complex 1973 (1932 - S.228).

Description: East end of complex viewed from the Southwest. The Theater is on the left, Living Room and Kitchen are on the right.

Size: 110 color transparency and high res 10 x 10 digital image.

S#: 1940.13.0915 -2

   
Date: 1973

Title: 3) Taliesin Fellowship Complex 1973 (1932 - S.228).

Description: East end of complex viewed from the Southwest. View of the Living Room and Kitchen.

Size: 110 color transparency and high res 10 x 10 digital image.

S#: 1940.13.0915 -3

   
Date: 1973

Title: 4) Taliesin Fellowship Complex 1973 (1932 - S.228).

Description: East end of complex viewed from the South. The Theater is on the far left, Living Room and Kitchen are on the right.

Size: 110 color transparency and high res 10 x 10 digital image.

S#: 1940.13.0915 -5

   
Date: 1973

Title: 5) Taliesin Fellowship Complex 1973 (1932 - S.228).

Description: View of the East end of the complex, from the Southeast. The Living Room and Kitchen are in the center, the Drafting Studio is to the right.

Size: 110 color transparency and high res 10 x 10 digital image.

S#: 1940.13.0915 -5

   
Date: 1973

Title: 6) Taliesin Fellowship Complex 1973 (1932 - S.228).

Description: View of the Room and Kitchen from the Southeast. The east end of the Taliesin Fellowship Building is two stories tall. The second floor floats behind the tall, vertical windows. The building is constructed of light rose colored sandstone, heavy oak beams and red roof tiles. The Drafting Studio is to the right.

Size: 110 color transparency and high res 10 x 10 digital image.

S#: 1940.13.0915 -6

   
Date: 1973

Title: 7) Taliesin Fellowship Complex 1973 (1932 - S.228).

Description: The complex viewed from the East. The East ground floor entrance to the Living Room and Kitchen is on the left and is connected to the Drafting Studio by a second floor walkway. The Drafting Studio is to the right.

Size: 110 color transparency and high res 10 x 10 digital image.

S#: 1940.13.0915 -7

   
Date: 1973

Title: 8) Taliesin Fellowship Complex 1973 (1932 - S.228).

Description: The complex viewed from the East. The East ground floor entrance to the Living Room and Kitchen is on the left and is connected to the Drafting Studio by a second floor walkway. The Drafting Studio is to the right.

Size: 110 color transparency and high res 10 x 10 digital image.

S#: 1940.13.0915 -8

   
Date: 1973

Title: 9) Taliesin Fellowship Complex 1973 (1932 - S.228).

Description: Following the driveway, under the overhead walkway, you reach the West end of the complex, the North side of the Theater.

Size: 110 color transparency and high res 10 x 10 digital image.

S#: 1940.13.0915 -9

   
Date: 1973

Title: 10) Taliesin Fellowship Complex 1973 (1932 - S.228).

Description: The West entrance to the theater and the Taliesin Fellowship Building.

Size: 110 color transparency and high res 10 x 10 digital image.

S#: 1940.13.0915 -10

   
Date: 1973

Title: 11) Taliesin Fellowship Complex 1973 (1932 - S.228).

Description: Viewed from the West, the Drafting Studio is on the left.

Size: 110 color transparency and high res 10 x 10 digital image.

S#: 1940.13.0915 -11

   
Date: 1973

Title: 12) Taliesin Fellowship Complex 1973 (1932 - S.228).

Description: Viewed from the Northeast, the Living Room and Kitchen are obscured by trees. The Drafting Studio is on the right.

Size: 110 color transparency and high res 10 x 10 digital image.

S#: 1940.13.0915 -12

   
Date: 1973

Title: 13) Taliesin Fellowship Complex 1973 (1932 - S.228).

Description: Viewed from the Northeast, the Living Room and Kitchen are on the left, the Drafting Studio is on the right.

Size: 110 color transparency and high res 10 x 10 digital image.

S#: 1940.13.0915 -13

   
Date: 1973

Title: 14) Taliesin Fellowship Complex 1973 (1932 - S.228).

Description: The Drafting Studio viewed from the Southeast.

Size: 110 color transparency and high res 10 x 10 digital image.

S#: 1940.13.0915 -14

   
Date: 1973

Title: 15) Taliesin Fellowship Complex 1973 (1932 - S.228).

Description: The Southeast entrance to the Drafting Studio.

Size: 110 color transparency and high res 10 x 10 digital image.

S#: 1940.13.0915 -15

   
Date: 1973

Title: 16) Taliesin Fellowship Complex 1973 (1932 - S.228).

Description: Carved in stone marker, just to the right of the Drafting Studio entrance: "The Taliesin Fellowship, 1932. Hillside Home School, 1886."

Size: 110 color transparency and high res 10 x 10 digital image.

S#: 1940.13.0915 -16

   
Date: 1973

Title: 17) Taliesin Fellowship Complex 1973 (1932 - S.228).

Description: Southeast corner of the Drafting Studio, viewed from the South. Carved in stone marker: "F.LL.Wright Architect 1903."

Size: 110 color transparency and high res 10 x 10 digital image.

S#: 1940.13.0915 -17

   
Date: 1973

Title: 18) Taliesin Fellowship Complex 1973 (1932 - S.228).

Description: Drafting Studio viewed from the East. The Entrance is on the left, the apprentice’s rooms run along the outside, with the Drafting studio in the center of the building.

Size: 110 color transparency and high res 10 x 10 digital image.

S#: 1940.13.0915 -18

   
Date: 1973

Title: 19) Taliesin Fellowship Complex 1973 (1932 - S.228).

Description: Very underexposed image that could not be placed.

Size: 110 color transparency and high res 10 x 10 digital image.

S#: 1940.13.0915 -19

   
Date: 1981

Title: Taliesin, Spring Green Console circa 1912.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright console designed for Taliesin I, circa 1912, was given to his niece, Elizabeth Enwright as a wedding present in the early 1930's. Front view facing slightly to the left, white oak, 28 (H) x 72 (W) x 24.25 (D). Note the terra-cotta Nakoma and Nakomis with black glaze. Acquired from Kelmscott Galleries.

Size: Three 4 x 5 color photographs.

ST#: 1981.111.0413

   
Date: 1981

Title: Taliesin, Spring Green Console circa 1912.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright console designed for Taliesin I, circa 1912, was given to his niece, Elizabeth Enwright as a wedding present in the early 1930's. Three quarter view of side facing to the left, white oak, 28 (H) x 72 (W) x 24.25 (D). Acquired from Kelmscott Galleries.

Size: Four 4 x 5 color photographs.

ST#: 1981.12.0413

   
Date: 1981

Title: Taliesin, Spring Green Harp Stand, 1981.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright designed Harp Stand. Three quarter view, facing forward and to the right. The Shelf is an isosceles trapezoid, the Post is composed of three pieces connected in the center, the Base is a triangle. Hand written on verso: "Taliesin Harp Stand. Hanks - Steelcase, Trade." Acquired from Kelmscott Galleries.

Size: One 8 x 10 color photograph.

ST#: 1981.13.0413

   
Date: 1981

Title: Taliesin, Spring Green Harp Stand, 1981.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright designed Harp Stand. Three quarter side view, facing forward and to the right. The Shelf is an isosceles trapezoid, the Post is composed of three pieces connected in the center, the Base is a triangle. Acquired from Kelmscott Galleries.

Size: One 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

ST#: 1981.14.0413

   
Date: 1981

Title: Taliesin, Spring Green Harp Stand, 1981.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright designed Harp Stand. Three quarter side view, facing backwards and to the right. The Shelf is an isosceles trapezoid, the Post is composed of three pieces connected in the center, the Base is a triangle. Acquired from Kelmscott Galleries.

Size: One 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

ST#: 1981.15.0413

   
Date: 1981

Title: Taliesin, Spring Green Harp Stand, 1981.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright designed Harp Stand. Three quarter side view, facing backwards and slightly to the right. The Shelf is an isosceles trapezoid, the Post is composed of three pieces connected in the center, the Base is a triangle. Acquired from Kelmscott Galleries.

Size: One 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

ST#: 1981.16.0413

   
Date: 1992

Title: Taliesin, Spring Green, Living Room

Description: Verso: Published August 23, 1992, caption reads: "The living room at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin in Wisconsin holds his furniture designs as well. Photo by Don Greenwood / Special to the Tribune." Hand written: "Living room at Taliesin with its stone hearth, Wright designed furnishings and Oriental art." Additional information concerning the Living Room: According to "Quarterly" Fall 2007, page 11, "During Wright’s lifetime a large Chinese rug was in the living room... The rug seen in this photo (bottom right page 11) was designed by Wright in 1957 for the Max Hoffman residence... While never made for Hoffman, after Wright’s death (1959) it was manufactured for Mrs. Wright, and she placed it in the living room. After Mrs. Wright’s death (1985), the Chinese rug was returned to the living room, but when its condition began to deteriorate, the Hoffman rug was selected to replace it until a new Chinese rug is purchased or he original repaired."  "The living room with earlier rugs." (Top right page 11, is a very similar view by Guerrero.)  Addition images: A) Circa 1940-1953: "Picturing Wright" Guerrero 1994, page 78-79, Chinese rugs.  B) 1990: "Selected Houses 2" Pfeiffer/Futagawa, cover, pages 102-103, Hoffman design.  C) 2001: "Wright for Wright" Howard/Straus , page 64, photographed in the 1990s, Chinese carpets, very similar.  D) May 2004: "Architectural Digest" Webb/Miller, page 294, no carpet but similar.  (Note January 1, 2010: Donald confirmed that he photographed Taliesin on July 2-3, 1992 for a three-page photo spread of Taliesin for the local paper [Home News]. He was then contacted by the Tribune and asked to supply the living room photo to accompany an article they were doing on Taliesin.) This photograph used and published in the Chicago Tribune on August 23, 1992.

Size: Original B&W photograph, 8.9 x 5.9.

ST#: 1992.67.1209

   
   
   
POSTCARDS
   
Date: Circa 1906

Title: Hillside Home School II, Circa 1906 (1902 - S.069).

Description: Front: "Hillside Home School, 4 Miles From Spring Green, Wis." (Published by E. C. Kropp, Milwaukee.) View from the South. Hand Written on face: "Dear friend, Since we won a base ball game & day at Spring Green thought I’d let you know. Alan and Amy are going down to your place to-morrow. Elma." Verso: "Post Card. This Side is for the Address." P. M. "Spring Green. Apr 6, 1907." Hand Written on verso: "Miss. Ebet. Uren, Mineral Point, Wis." Postcards with a divided back were finally permitted on March 1, 1907. This post card is not divided on the back. View from the South. Ellen (Nell) and Jane Lloyd Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright’s aunts, formed the Hillside Home School in 1887. Wright designed Hillside Home School I in 1892 (1897 - S.001). As the school grew, so did the need for more space. Wright designed Hillside Home School II in 1902, which was completed in 1903. (Plate X, Ausgeführte Bauten.) The building was constructed of light rose colored sandstone, heavy oak beams and red roof tiles. The gymnasium/theatre was on the left, two floors of classrooms and offices in the center, and a three story assembly hall on the right. The windows were diamond patterned leaded glass.

Size: 5.5 x 3.5 B&W halftone.

S#: 0064.15.0515

   
Date: 1908

Title: Hillside Home School II, 1908 (1902 - S.069).

Description: Front: "Hillside Home School, 4 Miles From Spring Green, Wis." (Published by W. J. Graff Jewelry & Music Co., Pub.) View from the Southwest. Three students can be seen in front of the building. Ellen (Nell) and Jane Lloyd Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright’s aunts, formed the Hillside Home School in 1887 and ran it until 1915 when it closed. After attending the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wright headed for Chicago in 1887 and accepted a position as draftsman in the architectural firm of Joseph Lyman Silsbee. That year, his Aunt’s drafted him to design a school building for them, Hillside Home School I, a large Shingle styled building, reflected the designs of his mentor Silsbee, and in the style of his first project, Unity Chapel, in Spring Green. As the school grew, so did the need for more space. Wright designed Hillside Home School II in 1902, which was completed in 1903. (Plate X, Ausgeführte Bauten.) It eventually became part of the Taliesin Fellowship complex. When Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, he began restoring and remodeling the building. When magnified, the front side of the paper has a wormy pattern stamped into the surface of the paper. Although it is not a four color printing process, it does appears to have four plates when magnified. 1) There is a yellow plate that seems to be printed first. It appears in the grass and trees. 2) The second plate appears to have a gray or cyan dot pattern, and when overlapping the yellow ink, appears green. 3) The black plate has a strong dot pattern. 4) Red lettering. Postmarked Apr 7, 1908.

Size: 5.5 x 3.5.

S#: 0085.30.1213

   
Date: Circa 1910

Title: Hillside Home School II, Circa 1910 (1902 - S.069).

Description: Front: "Hillside Home School, 4 Miles From Spring Green, Wis." (Published by W. J. Graff Jewelry & Music Co., Pub.) View from the Southwest. Three students can be seen in front of the building. Ellen (Nell) and Jane Lloyd Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright’s aunts, formed the Hillside Home School in 1887 and ran it until 1915 when it closed. After attending the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wright headed for Chicago in 1887 and accepted a position as draftsman in the architectural firm of Joseph Lyman Silsbee. That year, his Aunt’s drafted him to design a school building for them, Hillside Home School I, a large Shingle styled building, reflected the designs of his mentor Silsbee, and in the style of his first project, Unity Chapel, in Spring Green. As the school grew, so did the need for more space. Wright designed Hillside Home School II in 1902, which was completed in 1903. (Plate X, Ausgeführte Bauten.) It eventually became part of the Taliesin Fellowship complex. When Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, he began restoring and remodeling the building. When magnified, the front side of the paper has a wormy pattern stamped into the surface of the paper. Although it is not a four color printing process, it does appears to have four plates when magnified. 1) There is a yellow plate that seems to be printed first. It appears in the grass and trees. It does not have a dot pattern. 2) The second plate appears to have a gray dot pattern, and when overlapping the yellow ink, appears green. 3) The black plate has a strong dot pattern. 4) Red lettering.

Size: 5.5 x 3.5.

S#: 0094.37.1213

   
Date: Circa 1910

Title: Hillside Home School II, Circa 1910 (1902 - S.069). (Published by E. C. Kropp, Milwaukee.)

Description: View of the Hillside Home School from the Southwest. Designed by
Frank Lloyd Wright in 1902 for two Aunts, Ellen and Jane Lloyd Jones. Romeo and Juliet can be seen in the background on the left. To the right of center in the background is what the Wisconsin Historical Society called the" West Cottage." An unidentified building is in the background to the far right. Text of Face: "Main Building, Hillside Home School, Hillside, Wis." Verso: Addressed to: Miss Laura Bragdon, Cuml. Mills, Maine. Hand written text: "Would you like to receive our catalog of a co-educational, non sectarian school , situated in a picturesque country valley 35 miles west of Madison? It is on the accredited list of all the leading Universities and Colleges. A large corps of teachers, excellent opportunities in Art, Music and Domestic Science." Postmarked: Hillside. Mar 12 –. Printed in three color: Black, light blue and red.

Size: 5.5 x 3.5.

S#:
0094.51.0717
   
Date: Circa 1916

Title: Hillside Home School II, Circa 1916 (1902 - S.069).

Description: Front: "Hillside Home School, 4 Miles From Spring Green, Wis." (Published by W. G. Correll, Pub. Spring Green, Wis.) View from the Southwest. Three students can be seen in front of the building. Ellen (Nell) and Jane Lloyd Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright’s aunts, formed the Hillside Home School in 1887 and ran it until 1915 when it closed. After attending the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wright headed for Chicago in 1887 and accepted a position as draftsman in the architectural firm of Joseph Lyman Silsbee. That year, his Aunt’s drafted him to design a school building for them, Hillside Home School I, a large Shingle styled building, reflected the designs of his mentor Silsbee, and in the style of his first project, Unity Chapel, in Spring Green. As the school grew, so did the need for more space. Wright designed Hillside Home School II in 1902, which was completed in 1903. (Plate X, Ausgeführte Bauten.) It eventually became part of the Taliesin Fellowship complex. When Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, he began restoring and remodeling the building. When magnified, the front side of the paper has a wormy pattern stamped into the surface of the paper. Printed in a single color, black. Postmarked Feb 15, 1917.

Size: 5.5 x 3.5.

S#: 0132.21.0214

   
Date: Circa 1922-26

Title: Taliesin, Spring Green, Wis.

Description: (Produced by AZO) "The Terra Cotta Figure in the Garden, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bungalow, near Spring green, Wis. 0504" Wright originally used a plaster cast of a sculpture by Richard Bock, "Flowers in the Crannied Wall," as a focal point in the courtyard. Recently it was moved under cover toward the west end of Hill Wing (See: Wisconsin Magazine of History, Holzhueter, August 2005). It was also used in the entry of the Dana House. Real Photo Postcard.

Size: 3.4 x 5.4

S#: 0147.02.0809

   

Detail of Taliesin Dam and Hydroelectric Plant on the left.

 
Date: Circa 1925

Title: "Scenic Southwestern Wis. ‘A Thrill in Every Mile’ ".

Description: Real Photo Postcard which includes eight smaller postcards, one of which is of the Taliesin Dam and Hydroelectric Plant (1920 - S.219). Text on small inset reads "Dam at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Famous Bungalow Taliesin near Spring Green, Wis. - 429." After years of adverse weather, the Hydroelectric Plant Building was demolished in 1946. Published by DOPS, who produced postcards between 1925 to 1945.

Size: 5.4 x 3.5

S#: 0171.08.0910

   
Date: Circa 1926-29

Title: Taliesin, Spring Green, Wis. Circa 1926-29 (1925 - S.218).

Description: Taliesin III, Spring Green Tower and Hill Apartment. Viewed from the South toward the Tower and Hill Apartment. "The Hill Tower was originally planned primarily as a farm unit but was later adapted for housing and fellowship functions." "Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin," Henning, 2011, page 36, and published on the cover. The Southwest wall of the tower is covered with decorative horizontal boards and holes, creating a dovecote. A large dinner bell sets in the balcony. Text on face: "The Tower, Frank Lloyd Wright Bungalow, Near Spring Green, Wis. 2810." Text of verso: "Moen Photo Service, La Crosse, Wis. Post Card, Correspondence. Address. Place Stamp Here E K K P." Real Photo Postcard.

Size: 5.5 x 3.5

S#:
0172.39.0917
   
Date: Circa 1938

Title: Taliesin III, Spring Green (1925 - S.218) Circa 1938. Real Photo Postcard.

Description: Viewed from the South of the Southeast side of the residence. Taken before extensive renovations were made to the residence and catwalk to the far right. Text on face: "Taliesin, Spring Green, Wis. B-597." Verso: "Post Card. All rights reserved - The L.L. Cook Co., Milwaukee." Stamp Box: Dotted line with "Kodak" intersecting it at the top and "Paper" at the bottom. "Place Stamp Here" inside box.

Size: 5.4 x 3.5

S#:
0460.22.0317
   
Date: Circa 1938

Title: Taliesin III, Spring Green (1925 - S.218) Circa 1938.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright designed Taliesin III in 1925. Real Photo Postcard. View of forecourt. Statue of girl holding rooster. "Taliesin, Spring Green, Wisconsin. B-603." Verso: Stamp Box: Dotted line with the EKC logo intersecting it at the top. "Place Stamp Here" inside box. This stamp box design was used between 1930 to 1950. Published by EKC. "All rights reserved - The L.L. Cook Co., Milwaukee." Similar view in "Life Work of the American Architect" 1925, p43. View from opposite end of forecourt in "Selected Houses 2", p38.

Size: 5.4 x 3.5.

S#: 0531.38.0912

   
Date: Circa 1938

Title: Taliesin III, Spring Green (1925 - S.218) Circa 1938.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright designed Taliesin III in 1925. Real Photo Postcard. Viewed from the Southeast across the top of the hill. South corner of dining-room and tower at Taliesin. "Taliesin, Spring Green, Wisconsin. B-604." Verso: Stamp Box: Dotted line with the EKC logo intersecting it at the top. "Place Stamp Here" inside box. This stamp box design was used between 1930 to 1950. Published by EKC. "All rights reserved - The L.L. Cook Co., Milwaukee."

Size: 5.4 x 3.5.

S#: 0531.37.0912

   
Date: Circa 1938

Title: Taliesin III, Spring Green (1925 - S.218) Circa 1938. Real Photo Postcard.

Description: View of Taliesin from the hillside. Similar view: 0397.26.0514 -9 A&B. Text on face: " Residence FLW, Taliesin, Spring Green, Wis. B-605." Verso: "Post Card. All rights reserved - The L.L. Cook Co., Milwaukee." Stamp Box: Dotted line with the EKC logo intersecting it at the top. "Place Stamp Here" inside box. This stamp box design was used between 1930 to 1950.

Size:  5.4 x 3.5

S#:
0460.23.0417
   
Date: Circa 1938

Title: “Taliesin. Spring Green, Wis. B-606"

Description: (Produced by The L. L. Cook Co., Milwaukee)  Real Photo Postcard.  Hill apartment (left), Tower (on right). 

Size: 5.4 x 3.5

S#: 0647.04.0507

   
Date: Circa 1945

Title: “Taliesin. Spring Green, Wis. 793-H"

Description: (Produced by The L. L. Cook Co., Milwaukee)  Real Photo Postcard.  Upper court and Garden, Studio (left), Private Residence (left).

Size: 5.4 x 3.5

S#: 0647.05.0507

   
Date: Circa 1945

Title: Taliesin III Circa 1945 (1925 - S.218).

Description: Face: "Taliesin. Spring Green, Wis. 793-H" Circa 1945. Upper court and Garden, Studio (left), Private Residence (right). Verso: "Post Card. Correspondence." Real Photo Postcard. Postmarked Aug 6 1968.

Size: 5.4 x 3.5

S#:
0647.31.0817
   
Date: Circa 1945

Title: “Taliesin. Spring Green, Wis. 795-H"

Description: (Produced by The L. L. Cook Co., Milwaukee)  Real Photo Postcard. Hill apartment, Tower in background left.

Size: 5.4 x 3.5

S#: 0647.06.0507

   
Date: Circa 1945

Title: “Taliesin. Spring Green, Wis. 796-H" 

Description: (Produced by The L. L. Cook Co., Milwaukee)  Real Photo Postcard. Living Room. 

Size: 5.4 x 3.5

S#: 0647.07.0507

   
Date: Circa 1945

Title: “Taliesin. Spring Green, Wis. 801-H"

Description: (Produced by The L. L. Cook Co., Milwaukee)  Real Photo Postcard. Staff apartments on far west end of complex. (Two copies)

Size: 5.4 x 3.5

S#: 0647.08.0507, 0647.09.0507

   
Date: 1950s

Title: Spring Green Taliesin Dam

Description: Spring Green.  Beautiful Dam at Taliesin.  Home of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Lloyd Wright.  Spring Green, Wisconsin.  (Published by The L. L. Cook Co., Milwaukee, Wis. #54199-C) “From an Ektachrome Transparency.”  Kodak first marketed Ektachrome transparency sheet film in 1946.  (Note: Hotel Geneva L.L. Cook #67711 is Copyrighted 1953) 

Size: 5.5 x 3.5

S#: 0831.07.0506

   
Date: 1959

Title: Taliesin Garage, Circa 1959.

Description: "Taliesin. Spring Green, Wis. 760-H." Real Photo Postcard. (Note: 1959 Pontiac on far left.)

Size: 5.4 x 3.5

S#: 1377.51.0811

   
Date: 1960s

Title: “Taliesin, Spring Green, Wisconsin. 

Description: Wisconsin office of Taliesin Associated Architects, and campus of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, established in 1932 by Mr. And Mrs. Frank Lloyd Wright.”  Copyright - The L. L. Cook Co.  #108707.  From an Ektachrome Transparency,  The L. L. Cook Co., Milwaukee, Wisc.  (Two copies)

Size: 5.5 x 3.5

S#: 1458.18.0207, 1458.24.0707

   
Date: 1960s

Title: "Taliesin, Spring Green, Wisconsin."  Exterior

Description: "Wisconsin office of Taliesin Associated Architects, and campus of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, established in 1932 by Mr. And Mrs. Frank Lloyd Wright."  Produced by The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.  Photograph by John Amarantides)  Not dated. 

Size: 3.5 x 5.5

S#: 1628.06.0305

   
Date: 1960s

Title: "Taliesin, Spring Green, Wisconsin."  Dining Room. 

Description: "Wisconsin office of Taliesin Associated Architects, and campus of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, established in 1932 by Mr. And Mrs. Frank Lloyd Wright."  Produced by The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.  Photograph by John Amarantides)  Not dated.  See Wright Study of March Balloons.

Size: 3.5 x 5.5

S#: 1628.07.0305

   
Date: 1968

Title: "The Spring Green designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, On the Wisconsin River at Highway 23, Spring Green, Wisconsin." 

Description: (Produced by Dells Photo Service, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.) #J4520.  Planned by Wright as a teahouse for Taliesin guests in the late 1940s, the Spring Green, is the only restaurant he designed.  The restaurant was designed in 1953, begun in 1957, halted at Wright’s death, completed in 1967. In 1995, the Taliesin Preservation Commission purchased the building and converted it into the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center. The Spring Green.

Size: 3.5 x 5.5

S#: 1757.03.0107

   
Date: 1968

Title: The Spring Green

Description: “The Spring Green designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. On the Wisconsin River at Highway 23, Spring Green, Wisconsin. Luncheons and Dinners Daily except Monday. Private Dining room for Parties, Cocktail Lounge.” (From an Ektachrome Transparency, The L.L. Cook, Co., Milwaukee, Wis.) #103246. (PM 8/15/68)

Size: 3.5 x 5.5

S#: 1757.08.0707

   
Date: 1970

Title: Taliesin

Description: “Taliesin. Frank Lloyd Wright Residence, Spring Green, Wisconsin.  Wisconsin office of Taliesin Associated Architects, and campus of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, established in 1932 by Mr. And Mrs. Frank Lloyd Wright.” Copyright, Joboul Publ. #108707. From an Ektachrome Transparency, Aero Co. Evanston, IL. SPW-1.

Size: 6 x 4

S#: 1846.06.0707

 

   
Date: 1970

Title: Hillside School

Description: “Hillside School, Spring Green, Wisconsin.  Wisconsin office of Taliesin Associated Architects, and campus of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, established in 1932 by Mr. And Mrs. Frank Lloyd Wright.” Copyright: The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation 1970. #119609.  Photograph by John Amarantides / The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. SPW-3.

Size: 6 x 4

S#: 1846.07.0707

   
Date: 1970

Title: The Spring Green Restaurant

Description: “The Spring Green Restaurant, on the Wisconsin River. Designed by the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architect.  Spring Green, Wisconsin” Copyright, Joboul Publ. #128246. From an Ektachrome Transparency, Aero Co. Evanston, IL. SPW-4.

Size: 6 x 4

S#: 1846.08.0707

 

   
Date: Circa 1973

Title: The Spring Green

Description: “The Spring Green designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, on the Wisconsin River at Highway 23, Spring Green, Wisconsin. Gracious Dining, Private Dining room for Parties, Cocktail Lounge.” Note: Outdoor Terrace has been enclosed. (Produced by Dells Photo Service, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965.) #J5236.

Size: 3.5 x 5.5

S#: 1757.07.0707

   
Date: 1987

Title: Taliesin Theater: Spring Green, Wisconsin 

Description: (Published by The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation) Photography by Anthony Puttnam.  “Wisconsin office of Taliesin Associated Architects, and campus of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, established in 1932 by Mr. And Mrs. Frank Lloyd Wright.”

Size: 4 x 5.75

ST#: 1987.30.0806

   
Date: 2000

Title: Romeo and Juliet Windmill. 

Description: “Taliesin is the Spring Green, Wisconsin, home of architect Frank Lloyd Wright.  The Octagon-shaped Romeo and Juliet Windmill on the property has been restored to its 1938 appearance and stands overlooking Hillside Home School.”  Photo by Gari Walz.  Produced by the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center.  #K22462. 

Size: 5.9 x 4.1

ST#: 2000.41.0307

   
Date: 2000

Title: Midway Barn

Description: “Taliesin is the Spring Green, Wisconsin, home of architect Frank Lloyd Wright.  The Midway farm is located on the 600 acre estate “midway” between Taliesin and Hillside Home School.”  Photo by Pedro E. Guerrero.  Produced by the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center. 

Size: 5.9 x 4.1

ST#: 2000.42.0307

   
Date: 2000

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright Hillside School

Description: “Hillside Home School at Spring Green represents Wright’s first Wisconsin project.  Hillside School was established by Mr. And Mrs. Frank Lloyd Wright in 1932 as a School of Architecture.  Today, the facility is the is the architectural school of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.  Tours are available summer months.”  Photo by Gari Walz.  Produced by Outdoor Horizons, Dodgeville, WI.  #76189735

Size: 5.9 x 4.1

ST#: 2000.43.0307

   
Date: 2000

Title: Taliesin

Description: “Taliesin is the Wisconsin home of architect Frank Lloyd Wright.  Wright constructed Taliesin in 1911 near the Hillside School overlooking the Wisconsin River.  The house constructed on a hill with a pond and waterfall reflects Wright’s esthetic philosophy of a building being part of the natural surroundings.”  Photo by Gari Walz.  Produced by Outdoor Horizons, Dodgeville, WI.  #K26982.

Size: 5.9 x 4.1

ST#: 2000.44.0307

   
 
   
HILLSIDE HOME SCHOOL II / TALIESIN FELLOWSHIP COMPLEX 1902 / 1932
 
Hillside Home School II Circa 1908
View from the Southwest. Three students can be seen in front of the building. Ellen (Nell) and Jane Lloyd Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright’s aunts, formed the Hillside Home School in 1887 and ran it until 1915 when it closed. The private school accepted students between the ages of seven and seventeen. It espoused non-conventional teaching methods, and was the first coeducational school in the nation. After attending the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wright headed for Chicago in 1887 and accepted a position as draftsman in the architectural firm of Joseph Lyman Silsbee. That year, his Aunt’s drafted him to design a school building for them, Hillside Home School I, a large Shingle styled building, reflected the designs of his mentor Silsbee, and in the style of his first project, Unity Chapel, in Spring Green. As the school grew, so did the need for more space. Wright designed Hillside Home School II in 1902, which was completed in 1903. (Plate X, Ausgeführte Bauten.) It eventually became part of the Taliesin Fellowship complex. When Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, he began restoring and remodeling the building. Courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society. (0085.29.1213)
 
Hillside Home School II Circa 1910
View from the Southwest. A bridge is seen in the foreground. Ellen (Nell) and Jane Lloyd Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright’s aunts, formed the Hillside Home School in 1887 and ran it until 1915 when it closed. The private school accepted students between the ages of seven and seventeen. It espoused non-conventional teaching methods, and was the first coeducational school in the nation. After attending the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wright headed for Chicago in 1887 and accepted a position as draftsman in the architectural firm of Joseph Lyman Silsbee. That year, his Aunt’s drafted him to design a school building for them, Hillside Home School I, a large Shingle styled building, reflected the designs of his mentor Silsbee, and in the style of his first project, Unity Chapel, in Spring Green. As the school grew, so did the need for more space. Wright designed Hillside Home School II in 1902, which was completed in 1903. (Plate X, Ausgeführte Bauten.) It eventually became part of the Taliesin Fellowship complex. When Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, he began restoring and remodeling the building. Courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society. (0094.36.1213)
 
Hillside Home School II Circa 1910
View from the South. Ellen (Nell) and Jane Lloyd Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright’s aunts, formed the Hillside Home School in 1887. Wright designed Hillside Home School I in 1892 (1897 - S.001). As the school grew, so did the need for more space. Wright designed Hillside Home School II in 1902, which was completed in 1903. (Plate X, Ausgeführte Bauten.) The building was constructed of light rose colored sandstone, heavy oak beams and red roof tiles. The gymnasium/theatre was on the left, two floors of classrooms and offices in the center, and a three story assembly hall on the right. The windows were diamond patterned leaded glass. Hillside Home School closed in 1915, and the building fell into disrepair. When Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, it became part of the Taliesin Fellowship complex. He began restoring and remodeling the building. Image is from a real photo postcard, enhanced and enlarged. (0094.43.0215)
 
Hillside Home School II Floor Plan 1910 (Detail)
Detail of Plate X (tissue), "Hillside Home School, Lloyd Jones Sisters, Hillside Wisconsin. Floor Plan on the Main Floor." From the Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe von Frank Lloyd Wright. "Studies and Executed Buildings". Published by Ernst Wasmuth A.-G., Berlin, 1910. Ellen (Nell) and Jane Lloyd Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright’s aunts, formed the Hillside Home School in 1887. Wright designed Hillside Home School I in 1892 (1897 - S.001). As the school grew, so did the need for more space. Wright designed Hillside Home School II in 1902, which was completed in 1903. The building was constructed of light rose colored sandstone, heavy oak beams and red roof tiles. The gymnasium/theatre was on the left, two floors of classrooms and offices in the center, and a three story assembly hall on the right. Hillside Home School closed in 1915. When Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, it became part of the Taliesin Fellowship complex. (0094.44.0215)
 
Hillside Home School II Bird’s-Eye View, 1910 (Detail)
Detail of Plate X, "Hillside Home School, Lloyd Jones Sisters, Hillside Wisconsin, Bird’s-Eye View." From the Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe von Frank Lloyd Wright. "Studies and Executed Buildings". Published by Ernst Wasmuth A.-G., Berlin, 1910. Ellen (Nell) and Jane Lloyd Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright’s aunts, formed the Hillside Home School in 1887. Wright designed Hillside Home School I in 1892 (1897 - S.001). As the school grew, so did the need for more space. Wright designed Hillside Home School II in 1902, which was completed in 1903. The building was constructed of light rose colored sandstone, heavy oak beams and red roof tiles. The gymnasium/theatre was on the left, two floors of classrooms and offices in the center, and a three story assembly hall on the right. Hillside Home School closed in 1915. When Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, it became part of the Taliesin Fellowship complex. (0094.45.0215)
 
Hillside Home School II, 1915
View from the Southwest. Ellen (Nell) and Jane Lloyd Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright’s aunts, formed the Hillside Home School in 1887. Wright designed Hillside Home School I in 1892 (1897 - S.001). As the school grew, so did the need for more space. Wright designed Hillside Home School II in 1902, which was completed in 1903. The building was constructed of light rose colored sandstone, heavy oak beams and red roof tiles. The gymnasium/theatre was on the left (out of frame), two floors of classrooms and offices in the center, and a three story assembly hall on the right. The windows were diamond patterned leaded glass and visible in this image. Hillside Home School closed in 1915, and the building fell into disrepair. When Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, it became part of the Taliesin Fellowship complex. He began restoring and remodeling the building. Courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society. (0128.18.0215)
 
Hillside Home School II, 1915
View from the Southeast. Ellen (Nell) and Jane Lloyd Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright’s aunts, formed the Hillside Home School in 1887. Wright designed Hillside Home School I in 1892 (1897 - S.001). As the school grew, so did the need for more space. Wright designed Hillside Home School II in 1902, which was completed in 1903. The building was constructed of light rose colored sandstone, heavy oak beams and red roof tiles. The gymnasium/theatre was on the left (out of frame), two floors of classrooms and offices in the center, and a three story assembly hall on the right. The windows were diamond patterned leaded glass and visible in this image. Hillside Home School closed in 1915, and the building fell into disrepair. When Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, it became part of the Taliesin Fellowship complex. He began restoring and remodeling the building. Courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society. (0128.19.0215)
 
Hillside Home School, Taliesin Fellowship Complex Circa 1935
View from the Southwest. Ellen (Nell) and Jane Lloyd Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright’s aunts, formed the Hillside Home School in 1887. Wright designed Hillside Home School I in 1892 (1897 - S.001). As the school grew, so did the need for more space. Wright designed Hillside Home School II in 1902, which was completed in 1903. The building was constructed of light rose colored sandstone, heavy oak beams and red roof tiles. The gymnasium/theatre was on the left, two floors of classrooms and offices in the center, and a three story assembly hall on the right. Hillside Home School closed in 1915, and the building fell into disrepair. When Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, it became part of the Taliesin Fellowship complex. Edgar Tafel pictured the decapitated condition in 1932, "Years With Frank Lloyd Wright," p.29. Leaded glass windows broken and front columns above archway demolished. He began restoring and remodeling the building, windows have been replaced with plate glass, and lower portion of windows in the theatre now open. Lane visited Taliesin around 1935, and these could have been taken at this time. (0397.33.0215)
 
Hillside Home School, Taliesin Fellowship Complex Circa 1935
View from the West. Ellen (Nell) and Jane Lloyd Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright’s aunts, formed the Hillside Home School in 1887. Wright designed Hillside Home School I in 1892 (1897 - S.001). As the school grew, so did the need for more space. Wright designed Hillside Home School II in 1902, which was completed in 1903. The building was constructed of light rose colored sandstone, heavy oak beams and red roof tiles. The gymnasium/theatre was on the left, two floors of classrooms and offices in the center, and a three story assembly hall on the right. Hillside Home School closed in 1915, and the building fell into disrepair. When Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, it became part of the Taliesin Fellowship complex. Edgar Tafel pictured the decapitated condition in 1932, "Years With Frank Lloyd Wright," p.29. Leaded glass windows broken and front columns above archway demolished. He began restoring and remodeling the building, windows have been replaced with plate glass, and lower portion of windows in the theatre now open. Lane visited Taliesin around 1935, and these could have been taken at this time. (0397.34.0215)
 
Hillside Home School, Taliesin Fellowship Complex, 1940
View from the Southwest. Ellen (Nell) and Jane Lloyd Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright’s aunts, formed the Hillside Home School in 1887 and ran it until 1915 when it closed. Wright designed Hillside Home School II in 1902, which was completed in 1903. (Plate X, Ausgeführte Bauten.) It eventually became part of the Taliesin Fellowship complex. When Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, he began restoring and remodeling the building. The building was constructed of light rose colored sandstone, heavy oak beams and red roof tiles. The gymnasium/theatre was on the left, two floors of classrooms and offices in the center, and a three story assembly hall on the right. Photographed during the winter. Label on verso: "Exterior of Hillside 1940." Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph. (0531.44.0514)
 
Hillside Home School, Taliesin Fellowship Complex Circa 1950
View from the Southwest. Ellen (Nell) and Jane Lloyd Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright’s aunts, formed the Hillside Home School in 1887 and ran it until 1915 when it closed. Wright designed Hillside Home School II in 1902, which was completed in 1903. It eventually became part of the Taliesin Fellowship complex. When Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, he began restoring and remodeling the building. The building was constructed of light rose colored sandstone, heavy oak beams and red roof tiles. The gymnasium/theatre was on the left, two floors of classrooms and offices in the center, and a three story assembly hall on the right. Photographed by Wayne Andrews before the fire that destroyed the theatre and classrooms in the Spring of 1952. (0831.44.0215)
 
Hillside Home School, Taliesin Fellowship Complex Circa 1954
The Southeast corner of the assembly hall, viewed from the Northeast. The assembly hall became the Living room. When FL Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, he began restoring and remodeling the building. The building was constructed of light rose colored sandstone, heavy oak beams and red roof tiles. In the Spring of 1952, a fire devastated the Theater on the west end of the facility and the two story section in the center of the complex. Wright took the opportunity to make changes. He completely changed the Theatre that was destroyed, retaining the masonry walls, but lowering the height of the roof. He lowered the center section, lowering to a single story. He also extended the lower level of the assembly hall to the south (seen to the left in this photograph. Judging from the landscape, this photograph appears tp have been taken around 1954. (1045.35.0215)
 
Hillside Home School, Taliesin Fellowship Complex Circa 1965
View from the Southwest. When FL Wright began the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, he began restoring and remodeling the dilapidated Hillside Home School building. The building was constructed of light rose colored sandstone, heavy oak beams and red roof tiles. In the Spring of 1952, a fire devastated the Theater on the west end (left) of the facility and the two story section in the center of the complex. Wright took the opportunity to make changes. He completely changed the Theatre that was destroyed, retaining the masonry walls, but lowering the height of the roof. He lowered the center section, lowering it to a single story. He also extended the lower level of the assembly hall to the south. Courtesy of Library of Congress. (1628.46.0215)
 
 
 
RIVERVIEW TERRACE RESTAURANT (1953 - S.367)
   
Date: 1953

Title: Riverview Terrace Restaurant Jardinière (Flower Box), 1953/1957/1967 (1953 - S.367).

Description: A French term for a flower box where plants may be placed. It appears that many chairs were produced for the restaurant, but just a few Jardinières were produced. The River Terrace Restaurant was the only restaurant (not including those in the Imperial Hotel, Midway gardens, etc.) designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Originally designed in 1943, modified in 1953, construction began in 1957, but was halted upon Mr. Wright’s death. It was resurrected again in 1967 as part of The Spring Green Resort complex, Modified and completed by the Taliesin Associated Architects, headed by William Wesley Peters. Plans even included resurrecting the original Nakoma Clubhouse, which never came to fruition. To support the restaurant’s 300 foot length, steel trusses were salvaged from the flight deck of the Ranger aircraft carrier training ship which was used on the Great Lakes during WWII. The restaurant opened in October 1967. Located just a stones throw from Taliesin, it became the Visitors Center in 1993. Constructed of wood, then painted Cherokee red. Provenance: River Terrace Restaurant, Spring Green, WI.

Size:  17.5 x 17.5 x 10".

S#:
0987.90.0417
   
   
   
Date: Circa 1967

Title: Riverview Terrace Restaurant Circa 1967 (1953 - S.367).
Description: The River Terrace Restaurant was the only restaurant (not including those in the Imperial Hotel, Midway gardens, etc.) designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Originally designed in 1943, modified in 1953, construction began in 1957, but was halted upon Mr. Wright’s death. It was resurrected again in 1967 as part of The Spring Green Resort complex, Modified and completed by the Taliesin Associated Architects, headed by William Wesley Peters. Plans even included resurrecting the original Nakoma Clubhouse, which never came to fruition. To support the restaurant’s 300 foot length, steel trusses were salvaged from the flight deck of the Ranger aircraft carrier training ship which was used on the Great Lakes during WWII. The restaurant opened in October 1967. Published in Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph 1951-1959. Courtesy of The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.

Size: Copy 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#:
1720.37.0617
   


Detail of plant stand and Jardinière.
   
Date: 1968

Title: The Spring Green (Published by The Wisconsin River Development Corporation)

Author: Keland, W.H.

Description: Spiral bound presentation booklet for "The Spring Green", which included the Restaurant (completed), proposed Ski Slopes, Homes, Country Club and Golf Course. The restaurant was designed in 1953, begun in 1957, halted at Wright’s death, completed in 1968. Project to date has not begun. Embossed logo on cover. (First Edition)

Size: 10.75 x 11.25.

Pages: Pp 22

S#: 1732.02.0205

   
Date: 1968

Title: "The Spring Green designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, On the Wisconsin River at Highway 23, Spring Green, Wisconsin." 

Description: (Produced by Dells Photo Service, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.) #J4520.  Planned by Wright as a teahouse for Taliesin guests in the late 1940s, the Spring Green, is the only restaurant he designed.  The restaurant was designed in 1953, begun in 1957, halted at Wright’s death, completed in 1967. In 1995, the Taliesin Preservation Commission purchased the building and converted it into the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center. The Spring Green.

Size: 3.5 x 5.5

S#: 1757.03.0107

   
Date: 1968

Title: The Spring Green

Description: “The Spring Green designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. On the Wisconsin River at Highway 23, Spring Green, Wisconsin. Luncheons and Dinners Daily except Monday. Private Dining room for Parties, Cocktail Lounge.” (From an Ektachrome Transparency, The L.L. Cook, Co., Milwaukee, Wis.) #103246. (PM 8/15/68)

Size: 3.5 x 5.5

S#: 1757.08.0707

   
Date: Circa 1970

Title:
River Terrace Restaurant Circa 1970 (1953 - S.367).

Description:
The River Terrace Restaurant viewed from the South. The terrace of the far left has not yet been enclosed. Verso: "The Spring Green designed by
Frank Lloyd Wright. On the Wisconsin River at Highway 23, Spring Green, Wisconsin. Gracious Dining, Private Dining room for Parties, Cocktail Lounge. Phone 608-588-5911 for reservations. #J4866. Photo by John A. Trumble." (Produced by Dells Photo Service, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. 53965) Planned by Wright as a teahouse for Taliesin guests in the late 1940s, the Spring Green, is the only restaurant he designed. The restaurant was designed in 1953, begun in 1957, halted at Wright’s death, completed in 1968. In 1995, the Taliesin Preservation Commission purchased the building and converted it into the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center.

Size:
3.5 x 5.5


S#:
1846.33.0816
   
Date: 1970

Title: The Spring Green Restaurant

Description: “The Spring Green Restaurant, on the Wisconsin River. Designed by the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architect.  Spring Green, Wisconsin” Copyright, Joboul Publ. #128246. From an Ektachrome Transparency, Aero Co. Evanston, IL. SPW-4.

Size: 6 x 4

S#: 1846.08.0707

 

   
Date: Circa 1973

Title: The Spring Green

Description: “The Spring Green designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, on the Wisconsin River at Highway 23, Spring Green, Wisconsin. Gracious Dining, Private Dining room for Parties, Cocktail Lounge.” Note: Outdoor Terrace has been enclosed. (Produced by Dells Photo Service, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965.) #J5236.

Size: 3.5 x 5.5

S#: 1757.07.0707

   
  Riverside Terrace Restaurant 1973 (1953 - S.367). Set of four photographs. The River Terrace Restaurant was the only restaurant (not including those in the Imperial Hotel, Midway gardens, etc.) designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Originally designed in 1943, modified in 1953, construction began in 1957, but was halted upon Mr. Wright’s death. It was resurrected again in 1967 as part of The Spring Green Resort complex, Modified and completed by the Taliesin Associated Architects, headed by William Wesley Peters. Plans even included resurrecting the original Nakoma Clubhouse, which never came to fruition. To support the restaurant’s 300 foot length, steel trusses were salvaged from the flight deck of the Ranger aircraft carrier training ship which was used on the Great Lakes during WWII. The restaurant opened in October 1967. For more information see "The Spring Green," 1968. This set of 4 slides where photographed by Douglas M. Steiner on a trip to Spring Green in 1973, using a 110 slide camera. 110 color transparency and high res 10 x 10 digital images..
   
Date: 1973

Title: 1) Riverside Terrace Restaurant 1973 (1953 - S.367).

Description: The River Terrace Restaurant viewed from the South. The Terrace on the left was originally open. It has been enclosed, adding a flat roof, and raising the walls. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner on a trip to Spring Green in 1973, using a 110 slide camera.

Size: 110 color transparency and high res 10 x 10 digital images.

S#: 1940.14.0915 -1

   
Date: 1973

Title: 2) Riverside Terrace Restaurant 1973 (1953 - S.367).

Description: The River Terrace Restaurant viewed from the South. The enclosed Terrace is on the left. The Entrance with the massive fireplace is in the center. The circular wall with its octagonal room topped with a spire is on the right. The portion of the building between the entrance and circular wall is bridged, leaving it open beneath. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner on a trip to Spring Green in 1973, using a 110 slide camera.

Size: 110 color transparency and high res 10 x 10 digital images.

S#: 1940.14.0915 -2

   
Date: 1973

Title: 3) Riverside Terrace Restaurant 1973 (1953 - S.367).

Description: The River Terrace Restaurant viewed from the South. The Entrance’s cantilevered overhangs the Entrance which is on the left. Behind the circular wall on the right is the Kitchen. The portion of the building between the entrance and circular wall is bridged, leaving it open beneath. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner on a trip to Spring Green in 1973, using a 110 slide camera.

Size: 110 color transparency and high res 10 x 10 digital images.

S#: 1940.14.0915 -3

   
Date: 1973

Title: 3B) Riverside Terrace Restaurant 1973 (1953 - S.367).

Description: The River Terrace Restaurant viewed from the South. Image #2 and #3 are combined to give a full view of the restaurant. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner on a trip to Spring Green in 1973, using a 110 slide camera.

Size: 110 color transparency and high res 10 x 10 digital images.

S#: 1940.14.0915 -3B

   
Date: 1973

Title: 4) Riverside Terrace Restaurant 1973 (1953 - S.367).

Description: The River Terrace Restaurant viewed from the North. Windows look out over the Wisconsin River. The lower level services the restaurant’s deliveries with a loading dock to the right of the lower doors. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner on a trip to Spring Green in 1973, using a 110 slide camera.

Size: 110 color transparency and high res 10 x 10 digital images.

S#: 1940.14.0915 -4

   
   
   

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