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  ARIZONA STATE CAPITAL (1957)    BAGHDAD    BLUE SKY MASOLEUM (1928)    BROADACRE CITY (1935)    BUTTERFLY BRIDGE (1947/49) 
  BLUMBERG (1955)    CRYSTAL HEIGHTS (1940)    EAGLEFEATHER (1922)    HOUSE ON THE MESA (1931)    HUNTINGTON HARTFORD (1948)  
  JESTER (1938)    J. L. SMITH (1955)    SUNDT (1941)    THE KEY (1959)    LOEB (1944)    OPUS 497 (1944)    PALMER (1947)  
  PENFEILD (1959)    PFEIFFER (1974)    ZETA BETA TAU (1952) 
 
ARIZONA STATE CAPITAL
 
Date: 1957

Title: Wright at 89, 1957

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright wearing a black suit coat and tie, facing to the right. He is in front of a drawing of his proposal for the Arizona State Capital which he titled "Pro Bono Publico - The Oasis", dated February 17, 1957. Most likely photographed at the April 5, 1957 presentation. Stamped on verso: Dec 15, 1957.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1205.44.0811

   
Date: 1957

Title: Arizona: New State Capitol.

Description: “Pro Bono Publico - Arizona. Frank Lloyd Wright Architect, February 17, 1957.” “(PN1) Phoenix, Ariz., April 5 - New State Capitol? - Architect Frank Lloyd Wright presented this sketch today for new Arizona state capitol, but had little hope it would be built. Spires are radio-tv towers atop legislative chambers, wings are lawmakers’ offices, two extensions in rear are for governor and supreme court, and large canopy covers open portico for “the wind to blow in and out and birds to fly through.” 

Size: Original silver gelatin photograph. 10 x 7.5.10 x 7.5.

S#: 1205.28.1007

   
Date: 1989

Title: Model: Proposed Arizona State Capitol Building June 7, 1989.

Description: In 1957 when the Arizona State Legislature proposed the construction of a new state capital building, Frank Lloyd Wright proposed a design of his own. He offered his design Pro Bono, but the design was rejected. This model was on display for the traveling exhibition "In the Realm of Ideas." Photographed at the Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago, June 7, 1989. Printed on verso: "Photographer: Morej. Location: Museum of Science & Industry. Model of proposed state capitol for Arizona. Date: 06/07/89." Taped to verso: Partial clipping of image. Stamped on clipping: "Jul 2 89." Acquired from the archives of the Chicago Tribune.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

ST#: 1989.87.0614

   
   
   
PLAN FOR GREATER BAGHDAD (1957)
   
Date: 1958

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright
at 91.

Description:
Text on Verso: Associated Press Caption: “Wright Dies. Architect Frank Lloyd Wright, 89, Died April 9 in Phoenix, Ariz., following an operation for an intestinal obstruction on April 4.”  AP caption accompanying the photo.  Photograph shot in 1957-58 with Baghdad Opera House and Gardens Drawing as backdrop. For Illustration note: “Truth Against the World”, 1987, Meehan, page 419;  “Arch Forum”, May 1958, page 89-102;  “Frank Lloyd Wright Quarterly” Winter 2004.  Stamped on back “Filed Apr 16, 1959 Not Used” and “Published May 17, 1970". 

Size:
Original 5 x 7 silver gelatin photo.

S#:
1205.19.1006
   
Date: 1988

Title: Lewis and Roca - Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman - 1988 (Published by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale)

Description: Presentation drawing of the Baghdad University. "Aerial View of the University. At Height of 300 Feet. Plan For Greater Baghdad. Dedicated to Sumeria, Isin, Larsa and Babylon. Frank Lloyd Wright Architect." In 1957, Frank Lloyd Wright was commissioned to design a "Plan for Greater Baghdad", which included an Opera and Civic Auditorium, an Art Gallery, a Casino, Merchant Kiosks, a Monument to Harum-al-Rashid, a Museum, a University and the Central Post and Telegraph Building. In 1958, King Faisal II was assassinated. The project was terminated as well when, according to Twombly, it was declared that "the people needed food, clothing and shelter more than floating gardens, gold fountains, and a mammoth zoo." Frank Lloyd Wright, An Interpretive Biography, 1973, p.262. A portion of the project, the Civic Center was later resurrected when Wright was commissioned to design the Grady Gammage Auditorium. "Limited Edition of 500. Lithographed for select attendees of the United States Trademark Association’s Annual meeting in May 1988. Copyright © 1988 The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation,. All Rights Reserved."

Size: 20 x 10.5

ST#:
1988.95.0417
   
   
   
BLUE SKY MAUSOLEUM (1928/2004)
   
Date: 2005

Title: Blue Sky Mausoleum of Frank Lloyd Wright. Designed 1928; Built 2004 (Hard Cover DJ) (Published by Forest Lawn Heritage Foundation, Buffalo, New York)

Author: Reisem, Richard O.; Introduction: Nobel, Philip

Description: An internationally historic event occurred in Buffalo, New York at the eminent Forest Lawn Cemetery" on October 21, 2004. Seventy-six years after Frank Lloyd Wright designed what he called the ‘Blue Sky Mausoleum’ (the drawings for which were relegated to archives after the stock market crash of 1929), the unbuilt project was resurrected, constructed, and unveiled in the cemetery. As the giant blue tarps were pulled from the huge, more than 50-foot-long mausoleum, revealing the gleaming white-granite structure to walls of trees and blue sky as envisioned by Wright in his design, a big-band rendition of Irving Berlin’s ‘Blue Skies’ stirred the crowd..." (Dust jacket.) 
(First Edition)

Size: 11.25 x 9.25

Pages: Pp 96

ST#:
2005.45.0617
   
   
   
BUTTERFLY-WING BRIDGE (1947/1949)
   
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. A temporary pavilion, similar to the pavilion in New York, was attached to the line of kennels that reached from the house to the garage. Exhibition Model #108. "San Francisco Bay Bridge, Cal., 1949." Sixty Years of Living Architecture Exhibition, Los Angeles 1954. Model of the Butterfly-Wing Bridge, a proposed Southern Crossing for San Francisco Bay. Photographed by Loch Crane in June, 1954.

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

S#:
1045.42.1116-32
   
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. A temporary pavilion, similar to the pavilion in New York, was attached to the line of kennels that reached from the house to the garage. Exhibition Model #108. "San Francisco Bay Bridge, Cal., 1949." Sixty Years of Living Architecture Exhibition, Los Angeles 1954. Model of the Butterfly-Wing Bridge, a proposed Southern Crossing for San Francisco Bay. Photographed by Loch Crane in June, 1954.

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

S#:
1045.42.1116-33
   
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. A temporary pavilion, similar to the pavilion in New York, was attached to the line of kennels that reached from the house to the garage. Exhibition Model #108. "San Francisco Bay Bridge, Cal., 1949." Sixty Years of Living Architecture Exhibition, Los Angeles 1954. Model of the Butterfly-Wing Bridge, a proposed Southern Crossing for San Francisco Bay. Photographed by Loch Crane in June, 1954.

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

S#:
1045.42.1116-34
   
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. A temporary pavilion, similar to the pavilion in New York, was attached to the line of kennels that reached from the house to the garage. Exhibition Model #108. "San Francisco Bay Bridge, Cal., 1949." Sixty Years of Living Architecture Exhibition, Los Angeles 1954. Model of the Butterfly-Wing Bridge, a proposed Southern Crossing for San Francisco Bay. Photographed by Loch Crane in June, 1954.

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

S#:
1045.42.1116-35
   
Date: 1989

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright Butterfly-Wing Bridge. A Southern Crossing for San Francisco Bay.

Description: "Frank Lloyd Wright Butterfly-Wing Bridge. A Southern Crossing for San Francisco Bay. The Oakland Museum. April 22 - July 2, 1989. Preview Reception: You are cordially invited to attend a special preview reception for the exhibition on Friday, April 21, 1989 from 6:30 to 9:00pm in the Museum Restaurant. The reception is hosed by the History Guild and the Council on Architecture of the Oakland Museum Association." Wright designed the Butterfly Wing Bridge (project) in 1947 for Spring Green, Wisconsin, for the Wisconsin Highway commission. In 1949, Wright expanded on his Butterfly Wing Bridge (project) for Southern Bay, Second Crossing, San Francisco, California. Neither projects were completed. (Published by The Oakland Museum Association, Oakland, CA.) Signed by Aaron Green, Architect, who spoke at the museum May 14, 1989, "Frank Lloyd Wright: Butterfly Wing Bridges and Other Flights of Fancy."

Size: 7 x 5

Pages: Pp 2

ST#: 1989.96.0415

   
Date: 1989

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright Butterfly-Wing Bridge: A Southern Crossing for San Francisco Bay.

Description: "The Oakland Museum History Guild presents a series of Sunday afternoon lectures in honor of the upcoming exhibition, Frank Lloyd Wright Butterfly-Wing Bridge: A Southern Crossing for San Francisco Bay. Sunday June 4th, Romanza: The California Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, David Gebhard. Sunday, May 14th, Frank Lloyd Wright: Butterfly Wing Bridges and Other Flights of Fancy, Aaron Green. Sunday, June 18th, The Bridges and the Bridge Men (Film). Wright designed the Butterfly Wing Bridge (project) in 1947 for Spring Green, Wisconsin, for the Wisconsin Highway commission. In 1949, Wright expanded on his Butterfly Wing Bridge (project) for Southern Bay, Second Crossing, San Francisco, California. Neither projects were completed. (Published by The Oakland Museum Association, Oakland, CA.) Seven Copies.

Size: 11 x 6

Pages: Pp 1

ST#: 1989.97.0415

   
   
   
CRYSTAL HEIGHTS (1940)
   
Date: 1940

Title: Crystal Heights, Washington D.C. (1940 Project).

Description: Roy S. Thurman (left) and Frank Lloyd Wright are seated at a table with drawings for Crystal Heights in Washington, D.C. on September 25, 1940. Wright is gesturing with both hands as he describes the project laid out on the table in front of him. To the right is a reporter taking notes. According to Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, in August, 1940, Thurman commissioned Wright after purchasing a large tract of land known as Dean Estates, or Temple Heights in Washington D.C. Treasures of Taliesin, 1985, p.54-57. Thurman had requested a multi-use development, including a hotel with 1230 rooms, 138 residential apartments, banquet hall, Oak tree gardens, shops a large theater and parking garage. Wright’s enthusiasm for the project was evident. By September 25, he was in Washington D.C. presenting conceptual drawings for the project. But there was so much opposition to the modern looking design in Washington D.C. that did not have Greek columns, that it remained a project. Courtesy of The Library of Congress. Photographed by Harris & Ewing.

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 0531.49.1015

   
Date: 1940

Title: Crystal Heights, Washington D.C. (1940 Project).

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright is seated at a table, facing forward but looking to the left, with drawings for Crystal Heights in Washington, D.C. on September 25, 1940. Wright is gesturing with his right hand as he describes the project laid out on the table in front of him. Wright is wearing a three piece suit, and a gold chain with a pocket watch on the end of it, tucked in his pocket. Bottom right hand corner on face: "Harris & Ewing." Stamped on verso: "Copyright by Harris & Ewing." Typed description taped to verso: "New Informal photo of Frank Lloyd Wright. Washington D.C. Sept. 25 – Late informal of Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect, described by some as the living master of the modern school of architecture. 9-25-40." Photographed by Harris & Ewing.

Size: Original 6. X 8.5 silver gelatin B&W photograph.

S#: 0531.50.1015

   
Date: 1940

Title: Crystal Heights, Washington D.C. (1940 Project).

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright is seated at a table with drawings for Crystal Heights in Washington, D.C. on September 25, 1940. Wright is facing slightly to the left, pointing to his design as he describes the project laid out on the table in front of him. According to Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, in August, 1940, Thurman commissioned Wright after purchasing a large tract of land known as Dean Estates, or Temple Heights in Washington D.C. Treasures of Taliesin, 1985, p.54-57. Thurman had requested a multi-use development, including a hotel with 1230 rooms, 138 residential apartments, banquet hall, Oak tree gardens, shops a large theater and parking garage. Wright’s enthusiasm for the project was evident. By September 25, he was in Washington D.C. presenting conceptual drawings for the project. But there was so much opposition to the modern looking design in Washington D.C. that did not have Greek columns, that it remained a project. Courtesy of The Library of Congress. Photographed by Harris & Ewing.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 0531.51.1015

   
Date: 1940

Title: Crystal Heights, Washington D.C. (1940 Project).

Description: Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1940. Ground level view of Crystal Heights in Washington, D.C. presented in Washington D.C. on September 25, 1940. According to Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, in August, 1940, Thurman commissioned Wright after purchasing a large tract of land known as Dean Estates, or Temple Heights in Washington D.C. Treasures of Taliesin, 1985, p.54-57. Thurman had requested a multi-use development, including a hotel with 1230 rooms, 138 residential apartments, banquet hall, Oak tree gardens, shops a large theater and parking garage. Wright’s enthusiasm for the project was evident. By September 25, he was in Washington D.C. presenting conceptual drawings for the project. But there was so much opposition to the modern looking design in Washington D.C. that did not have Greek columns, that it remained a project.

Size: 10 x 7 B&W photograph.

S#: 0531.52.1015

   
Date: 1940

Title: Crystal Heights, Washington D.C. (1940 Project).

Description: Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1940. Birds-eye view of Crystal Heights in Washington, D.C. presented in Washington D.C. on September 25, 1940. This is the drawing in front of Wright and Thurman (0531.49), and the drawing Wright was pointing to in 0531.50. According to Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, in August, 1940, Thurman commissioned Wright after purchasing a large tract of land known as Dean Estates, or Temple Heights in Washington D.C. Treasures of Taliesin, 1985, p.54-57. Thurman had requested a multi-use development, including a hotel with 1230 rooms, 138 residential apartments, banquet hall, Oak tree gardens, shops a large theater and parking garage. Wright’s enthusiasm for the project was evident. By September 25, he was in Washington D.C. presenting conceptual drawings for the project. But there was so much opposition to the modern looking design in Washington D.C. that did not have Greek columns, that it remained a project.

Size: 10 x 7 B&W photograph.

S#: 0531.53.1015

   
   
   
EAGLEFEATHERS (1922)
   
Date: 2001

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright Eaglefeather Computer Font Set. (Published by P22 Type Foundry, Buffalo, NY)

Author: P22 Type Foundry

Description: "This font is based on the alphabet designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Eaglefeather project in 1922. Although the project was never built, the lettering has been adapted to become the Eaglefeather font family. The Eaglefeather Extras font features 52 details based on Wright’s various California design projects. Copyright 1999, 2001.

Size: 7" x 7"

ST#:
2001.71.1016
   
   
   
HOUSE ON THE MESA (1931)
   
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. A temporary pavilion, similar to the pavilion in New York, was attached to the line of kennels that reached from the house to the garage.
Exhibition Panel #140. "House on the Mesa, 1931." Six drawings and one photograph of the of the House on the Mesa model. Frank Lloyd Wright design the house for MOMA's 1932 Modern Architecture: International Exhibition. It then was incorporated into Wright's Broadacre City as a model for upper-class housing. Photographed by Loch Crane in June, 1954.

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

S#:
1045.42.1116-41
   
   
   
JESTER (1938) / LOEB (1944) / PALMER (1947) / PFEIFFER (1974)
 

Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Ralph Jester home in 1938. The home was never built. Wright utilized the design for the Gerald Loeb Residence (1944), but it was never built. The design was utilized again for the Dr. Paul V. Palmer Residence (1947) in Phoenix, Arizona, but again, remained unbuilt. Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer and his father resurrected the original Jester design and built the home on the grounds of Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona in 1974.

 
  JESTER (1938)    LOEB (1944)    PALMER (1947)    PFEIFFER (1974) 
 

JESTER (1938)

   
Date: 1953

Title: 5) #81: Ralph Jester House Model, Project, Palos Verdes, CA. Designed in 1938. .

Description: Jester graduated from Yale in 1924. He moved to Paris for five years to study sculpting, and met Wright’s sister Maginel at an American Embassy Fourth of July party. After moving back to New York, he met Wright will they were both visiting Maginel. His first involvement with Hollywood was as a sculpture for the movie Cleopatra (1934). He was probably best known for his costume designs for such movies as The Ten Commandments (1956) and The Buccaneer (1958). Wright designed the home in 1938, but construction costs forced Jester to forgo building the home. The design was revived for Gerald Loeb "Hilltop House" (project) in 1946. Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer later constructed the home next to Taliesin West in 1971. This model was exhibited in 1943 at the exhibition "Masters of Four Arts", Fogg Museum of Art, and named the "Pacific House". This model appeared in the background of the 1940 photograph of Wright with the Wingspread model at Taliesin in 1940 (Show to End all Shows, page 39), and is photographed at the show (page 52), but does not appear on the list of models displayed at the 1940 show at MOMA, or the Catalogue of the Exhibition in November (pages 215-228)

Size: Faded 4.5 x3.25 sepia tone photograph

S#: 0987.53.0813

   
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. A temporary pavilion, similar to the pavilion in New York, was attached to the line of kennels that reached from the house to the garage. Exhibition Model #81 & Panel #55. "Jester House, Phoenix, Ariz., 1940." and "Falling Water [sic] (E. J. Kaufmann House) Bear Run, PA., 1936."  Sixty Years of Living Architecture Exhibition, Los Angeles 1954. Photographed by Loch Crane in June, 1954.

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

S#:
1045.42.1116-20
   
Date: 1995-20

Title: 20) "Frank Lloyd Wright. Ralph Jester House. Palos Verdes, California.

Description: Project, 1938-39. Plan & Elevation. AP713."

Size: Postcard 6 x 4.25

ST#: 1995.69.0514-20

   
   
   

LOEB (1944)

   
Date: 1946

Title: Gerald M. Loeb Residence (Project 1944), 1946.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright overseeing work on Loeb Residence model. Ezra Stoller first visited Taliesin West in May, 1946, then again in 1951. Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Gerald M. Loeb Residence in 1944 and was working on and completing the Loeb Residence model during Stoller’s 1946 visit. In this set of photographs, Wright and his apprentices were completing the model in preparation for Stoller’s extensive photo expose published in the June 1946 issue of Architectural Forum. The model was then exhibited in New York at the Museum of Modern Art, and subsequently published in the September 1946 issue of Popular Mechanics. Image #6, a portrait of Wright was published in the April 1946 Issue of Fortune Magazine, and also published in "Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West," Stoller, 1999, Frontispiece, but miss dated as 1951. Image #3 is published on page 8, and also miss dated as 1951. The design for the Loeb Residence was based on the Ralph Jester home. The home was never built, and the design was utilized for the Gerald Loeb Residence. The design was utilized again for the Dr. Paul V. Palmer Residence (project 1947) in Phoenix, Arizona, but again, remained unbuilt. Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer and his father resurrected the original Jester design and built the home on the grounds of Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona in 1974. Stamped on verso: "Ezra Stoller." (Note: #4 and #8 not printed)

Size: Original 8 x 10 B&W proof sheet of 8 - 2 x 2 proofs. 6 - 8 x 8 B&W photographs.

S#: 0685.12.0514

   
Date: 1946 (#1)

Title: Gerald M. Loeb Residence (Project 1944), 1946, #1 - Frank Lloyd Wright overseeing work on Loeb Residence model.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Gerald M. Loeb Residence in 1944 and was working on and completing the Loeb Residence model during Stoller’s 1946 visit. Wright and his apprentices are completing the model in preparation for Stoller’s extensive photo expose published in the June 1946 issue of Architectural Forum. The model was then exhibited in New York at the Museum of Modern Art, and subsequently published in the September 1946 issue of Popular Mechanics. The design for the Loeb Residence was based on the Ralph Jester home. The home was never built, and the design was utilized for the Gerald Loeb Residence. The design was utilized again for the Dr. Paul V. Palmer Residence (project 1947) in Phoenix, Arizona, but again, remained unbuilt. Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer and his father resurrected the original Jester design and built the home on the grounds of Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona in 1974.

Size: 8 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 0685.12.0514-1

   
Date: 1946 (#2)

Title: Gerald M. Loeb Residence (Project 1944), 1946, #2 - Frank Lloyd Wright overseeing work on Loeb Residence model.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Gerald M. Loeb Residence in 1944 and was working on and completing the Loeb Residence model during Stoller’s 1946 visit. Wright and his apprentices are completing the model in preparation for Stoller’s extensive photo expose published in the June 1946 issue of Architectural Forum. The model was then exhibited in New York at the Museum of Modern Art, and subsequently published in the September 1946 issue of Popular Mechanics. The design for the Loeb Residence was based on the Ralph Jester home. The home was never built, and the design was utilized for the Gerald Loeb Residence. The design was utilized again for the Dr. Paul V. Palmer Residence (project 1947) in Phoenix, Arizona, but again, remained unbuilt. Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer and his father resurrected the original Jester design and built the home on the grounds of Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona in 1974.

Size: 8 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 0685.12.0514-2

   
Date: 1946 (#3)

Title: Gerald M. Loeb Residence (Project 1944), 1946, #3 - Frank Lloyd Wright overseeing work on Loeb Residence model.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Gerald M. Loeb Residence in 1944 and was working on and completing the Loeb Residence model during Stoller’s 1946 visit. Wright and his apprentices are completing the model in preparation for Stoller’s extensive photo expose published in the June 1946 issue of Architectural Forum. The model was then exhibited in New York at the Museum of Modern Art, and subsequently published in the September 1946 issue of Popular Mechanics. Image #3, is published in "Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West," Stoller, 1999, page 8, and miss dated as 1951. The design for the Loeb Residence was based on the Ralph Jester home. The home was never built, and the design was utilized for the Gerald Loeb Residence. The design was utilized again for the Dr. Paul V. Palmer Residence (project 1947) in Phoenix, Arizona, but again, remained unbuilt. Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer and his father resurrected the original Jester design and built the home on the grounds of Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona in 1974.

Size: 8 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 0685.12.0514-3

   
Date: 1946 (#5)

Title: Gerald M. Loeb Residence (Project 1944), 1946, #5 - Frank Lloyd Wright overseeing work on Loeb Residence model.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Gerald M. Loeb Residence in 1944 and was working on and completing the Loeb Residence model during Stoller’s 1946 visit. Wright and his apprentices are completing the model in preparation for Stoller’s extensive photo expose published in the June 1946 issue of Architectural Forum. The model was then exhibited in New York at the Museum of Modern Art, and subsequently published in the September 1946 issue of Popular Mechanics. The design for the Loeb Residence was based on the Ralph Jester home. The home was never built, and the design was utilized for the Gerald Loeb Residence. The design was utilized again for the Dr. Paul V. Palmer Residence (project 1947) in Phoenix, Arizona, but again, remained unbuilt. Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer and his father resurrected the original Jester design and built the home on the grounds of Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona in 1974.

Size: 8 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 0685.12.0514-5

   
Date: 1946 (#6)

Title: Gerald M. Loeb Residence (Project 1944), 1946, #6 - Frank Lloyd Wright overseeing work on Loeb Residence model.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Gerald M. Loeb Residence in 1944 and was working on and completing the Loeb Residence model during Stoller’s 1946 visit. Wright and his apprentices are completing the model in preparation for Stoller’s extensive photo expose published in the June 1946 issue of Architectural Forum. The model was then exhibited in New York at the Museum of Modern Art, and subsequently published in the September 1946 issue of Popular Mechanics. Image #6, a portrait of Wright was published in the April 1946 Issue of Fortune Magazine, (flipped horizontally) dated May 1946, and also published in "Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West," Stoller, 1999, Frontispiece, but miss dated as 1951. The design for the Loeb Residence was based on the Ralph Jester home. The home was never built, and the design was utilized for the Gerald Loeb Residence. The design was utilized again for the Dr. Paul V. Palmer Residence (project 1947) in Phoenix, Arizona, but again, remained unbuilt. Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer and his father resurrected the original Jester design and built the home on the grounds of Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona in 1974.

Size: 8 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 0685.12.0514-6

   
Date: 1946 (#7)

Title: Gerald M. Loeb Residence (Project 1944), 1946, #7 - Frank Lloyd Wright overseeing work on Loeb Residence model.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Gerald M. Loeb Residence in 1944 and was working on and completing the Loeb Residence model during Stoller’s 1946 visit. Wright and his apprentices are completing the model in preparation for Stoller’s extensive photo expose published in the June 1946 issue of Architectural Forum. The model was then exhibited in New York at the Museum of Modern Art, and subsequently published in the September 1946 issue of Popular Mechanics. The design for the Loeb Residence was based on the Ralph Jester home. The home was never built, and the design was utilized for the Gerald Loeb Residence. The design was utilized again for the Dr. Paul V. Palmer Residence (project 1947) in Phoenix, Arizona, but again, remained unbuilt. Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer and his father resurrected the original Jester design and built the home on the grounds of Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona in 1974.

Size: 8 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 0685.12.0514-7

   
   
   
LOUIS PENFIELD RESIDENCE SCHEME II (1959)
   
  Louis & Pauline Penfield Residence
   
Date: 1992

Title: Louis Penfield House Scheme II Model, 1992.

Description: Aerial view of model. The carport is on the far left, Bedrooms in the center, Living and Dining Room on the right.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s last residential commission. In 1953, Frank Lloyd Wright designed the first home for Louis Penfield in Willoughby Hills, Ohio, (1953 - S.365.) In 1957, Penfield was devastated when he learned that I-90 would be built through his property. He contacted Wright for the second time and Wright designed Scheme II. Upon his death, Wes Peters completed the plans. Penfield planned to build the home himself, but came to realize it "was more than one human being could do." Wright’s last home to be built was the Lykes Residence (Job #5908), the Penfield Scheme II was #5909, the last residential home to be designed by Wright. This model was built by David Jatich, David Smith, Peter Jatich and Gregory Seifert, Stow Ohio. Text on Verso: "Model of house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. PD/Scott Shaw. Slug: Wright. Drexler." Stamped on Verso: "Plain Dealer. Sept 10 1992." Photographed by Scott Shaw. Acquired from the archives of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

ST#:
1992.118.0517
   
Date: Circa 2014

Title: Louis Penfield House Scheme II Model, Circa 2014.
Description: Aerial view of model. The carport is on the far left, Bedrooms in the center, Living and Dining Room on the right.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s last residential commission. In 1953, Frank Lloyd Wright designed the first home for Louis Penfield in Willoughby Hills, Ohio, (1953 - S.365.) In 1957, Penfield was devastated when he learned that I-90 would be built through his property. He contacted Wright for the second time and Wright designed Scheme II. Upon his death, Wes Peters completed the plans. Penfield planned to build the home himself, but came to realize it "was more than one human being could do." Wright’s last home to be built was the Lykes Residence (Job #5908), the Penfield Scheme II was #5909, the last residential home to be designed by Wright. This model was built by David Jatich, David Smith, Peter Jatich and Gregory Seifert, Stow Ohio. Photographed by Steven Litt.

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

ST#:
2014.30.0617
   
Date: Circa 2014

Title: Louis Penfield House Scheme II Model, Circa 2014.

Description: View of the South Elevation (left) and East elevation (right). The carport is on the far left, Bedrooms in the center, Living and Dining Room on the right.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s last residential commission. In 1953, Frank Lloyd Wright designed the first home for Louis Penfield in Willoughby Hills, Ohio, (1953 - S.365.) In 1957, Penfield was devastated when he learned that I-90 would be built through his property. He contacted Wright for the second time and Wright designed Scheme II. Upon his death, Wes Peters completed the plans. Penfield planned to build the home himself, but came to realize it "was more than one human being could do." Wright’s last home to be built was the Lykes Residence (Job #5908), the Penfield Scheme II was #5909, the last residential home to be designed by Wright. This model was built by David Jatich, David Smith, Peter Jatich and Gregory Seifert, Stow Ohio. Photographed by Steven Litt.

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

ST#:
2014.31.0617
   
Date: Circa 2014

Title: Louis Penfield House Scheme II Model, Circa 2014.

Description: View of the South Elevation. The carport is on the left, Bedrooms in the center, Living and Dining Room on the right.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s last residential commission. In 1953, Frank Lloyd Wright designed the first home for Louis Penfield in Willoughby Hills, Ohio, (1953 - S.365.) In 1957, Penfield was devastated when he learned that I-90 would be built through his property. He contacted Wright for the second time and Wright designed Scheme II. Upon his death, Wes Peters completed the plans. Penfield planned to build the home himself, but came to realize it "was more than one human being could do." Wright’s last home to be built was the Lykes Residence (Job #5908), the Penfield Scheme II was #5909, the last residential home to be designed by Wright. This model was built by David Jatich, David Smith, Peter Jatich and Gregory Seifert, Stow Ohio. Photographed by Steven Litt.

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

ST#:
2014.32.0617
     
Date: Circa 2014

Title: Louis Penfield House Scheme II Model, Circa 2014.

Description: View of the South Elevation. The carport is on the left, Bedrooms in the center, Living and Dining Room on the right.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s last residential commission. In 1953, Frank Lloyd Wright designed the first home for Louis Penfield in Willoughby Hills, Ohio, (1953 - S.365.) In 1957, Penfield was devastated when he learned that I-90 would be built through his property. He contacted Wright for the second time and Wright designed Scheme II. Upon his death, Wes Peters completed the plans. Penfield planned to build the home himself, but came to realize it "was more than one human being could do." Wright’s last home to be built was the Lykes Residence (Job #5908), the Penfield Scheme II was #5909, the last residential home to be designed by Wright. This model was built by David Jatich, David Smith, Peter Jatich and Gregory Seifert, Stow Ohio. Photographed by Steven Litt.

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

ST#:
2014.33.0617
 
     
Date: 2014

Title: Louis Penfield House Scheme II Model, Circa 2014.

Description: Overall view of model. The carport is on the left, Bedrooms in the center, Living and Dining Room and Workspace are on the right.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s last residential commission. In 1953, Frank Lloyd Wright designed the first home for Louis Penfield in Willoughby Hills, Ohio, (1953 - S.365.) In 1957, Penfield was devastated when he learned that I-90 would be built through his property. He contacted Wright for the second time and Wright designed Scheme II. Upon his death, Wes Peters completed the plans. Penfield planned to build the home himself, but came to realize it "was more than one human being could do." Wright’s last home to be built was the Lykes Residence (Job #5908), the Penfield Scheme II was #5909, the last residential home to be designed by Wright. Text on the left side: "House For Mr. And Mrs. Louis Penfield. River Road, Willoughby Hills. Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect. David B. Jatich, AIA Architect. David W. Smith, Architect. Peter Jatich and Gregory R. Seifert, Stow Ohio." This model was built by David Jatich, David Smith, Peter Jatich and Gregory Seifert, Stow Ohio. Photographed by Steven Litt.

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

ST#:
2014.34.0617
 
   
  Louis & Pauline Penfield Residence
   
   
   
J. L. SMITH RESIDENCE (1955)
   
Date: 1955

Title: J. L. Smith Elevations Blueprint 1955 (Project)

Description: "House For Mr. & Mrs. J. L. Smith. Kane County, Illinois. Frank Lloyd Wright Architect. Frank Lloyd Wright, Jan 20 / 55. Elevations. Scale 1/4" = 1' - 0"." Upper: "Southeast Elevation." The Terrace is on the far left. The ceiling in the Workspace is lowered for the first three feet, then raises up to the height of the Living Room. The Loggia is to the right of the Living Room, and lines up with the Carport in the foreground. The Gun Shop is to the far right, embedded into the hillside. Lower: "Southwest Elevation." The two Bedrooms are on the left. Both have corner doors that open outward. The Workspace is to the right of the Bedrooms, the ceiling has been lowered. The Living room has four sets of floor-to-ceiling doors that open outward, set between two foot wide columns. The carport is to the far right. There are handwritten notes in pencil toward the bottom right. "Print of Preliminary Plans for Grading Prints on Forms as Soon as Possible. Workshop - Dry - Gun Shop. Fireplace Storage. No Cabinets over Sink. Carport. View out of Kitchen... Laundry Equip, deep sink. Canoe Storage. Lanai Larger. Laundry Larger." The notes on both sheets, and the fact that Gun Shop was relocated, would indicate that the Smiths were very serious about completing this project. We were not able to uncover why the project was never built. See Wright Study on J. L. Smith Residence Project.

Size: Original Blueprint 24" x 36".

S#:
1092.99.0117-1
   
Date: 1955

Title: J. L. Smith General Plan Blueprint 1955 (Project)

Description: "House For Mr. & Mrs. J. L. Smith. Kane County, Illinois. Frank Lloyd Wright Architect. Frank Lloyd Wright, Jan 20 / 55. General Plan. Scale 1/4" = 1' - 0"." The home is built into a hillside and faces Southwest. The elevation at the South corner of the Terrace is 92 feet. The elevation of the North corner of the Gun shop is 110 feet, a change of 18 feet. As in other Usonian Automatic homes, these blocks are 1' x 2' in size, and the floor plan is designed in 2' x 2' modules. The home is built on two levels. As you drive up to the graveled forecourt, and park in the Carport, a covered walk leads to the Entrance which is along the back of the house. The Lanai is on the right, the Gun Shop is embedded into the hillside. Double doors lead to the Entryway which is on the upper level. The Gallery on the right leads to two Bedrooms, the Bath, and a thin passageway leading down five stairs to the Workspace on the lower level. As you walk down the Loggia to the left, there are built-in bookshelves on the left, low built-in cabinets on the right. The wall on the right side is open, creating the Loggia. At the end, five stairs lead down to the Living Room. The bookshelves that cover the right side of the Loggia wrap around the end, then continue into the Living room and rap around two additional walls. The Southwest side of the Living room has four sets of tall thin floor-to-ceiling doors that open outward to the Terrace. Each door is 2' x 10' creating 2' x 4' sets, between 2' wide columns. The height of the ceiling above the upper level is 7' 6" and is 10' above the lower level. A built-in planter borders the stairs that lead down from the Terrace. From the Entry, as you turn right, the Gallery leads to the Bath and two Bedrooms. Built-in cabinets are on the right side. Both Bedrooms have floor-to-ceiling corner sets of doors. When closed they create the corner of the room. When they are opened outward, the corner is open. The smaller Bedroom set has one door that is 2' wide, the other is 1' wide. The larger Bedroom set are both 2' wide. The roof extends outward above the doors sheltering the openings. There is a large built-in planter box just outside the larger bedroom. There are handwritten notes in pencil. Shop: "Gun" is crossed out and replaced with "Work." "To wk in winter. Shop must be comfortable. Heat Ste. No Sun in afternoon. Stairway to top of hill. Gallery: For air to come in > Windows open. (Open windows in Blocks.) Large Bedroom: Open windows. Small Bedroom: Open windows. Cross ventilation. Workspace: Built in oven + Range." The Gun Shop was moved to the North corner of the home in the floor plans published in "Frank Lloyd Wright, Complete Works 1943-1959"See Wright Study on J. L. Smith Residence Project.

Size: Original Blueprint 24" x 36".

S#:
1092.99.0117-2
   
   
   
VIGO SUNDT RESIDENCE, MADISON, WISC. (1941)
   
Date: 1941

Title: Design for the Vigo Sundt Residence (Project 1941).

Description: Caption on verso: "Frank Lloyd Wright used the Hexagon in his design of the Vigo Sundt House in Madison, Wis. This utilization of geometry in 1941 was because Wright believed 60-degree angles were 'more suited' to humans." Stamped on Verso: "Sep 24 1967." The first home Wright designed and built utilizing the hexagonal "honeycomb" design was the Hanna Residence (S.235 1936). This was a year after Fallingwater, the same year Wright designed the Herbert Jacobs Residence, his first Usonian home, and the S.C. Johnson & Son Administration Building. Other homes utilizing the hexagon design included the Sidney Bazett Residence (S.259 1939), the Stevens Residence (Auldbrass, S.256 1940), and the Stuart Richardson Residence (S.282 1940). Others were designed, but were never completed. This home is very similar to the Richardson Residence. Obtained from the archives of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Size: Original B&W 8 x 10 print.

Pages:

S#: 1720.09.0510

   
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. A temporary pavilion, similar to the pavilion in New York, was attached to the line of kennels that reached from the house to the garage. E
xhibition Model #84. "Sundt House, Madison, Wisc., 1941. Model." Sixty Years of Living Architecture Exhibition, Los Angeles 1954. In 1940, Wright designed the Stuart Richardson Residence, which was based on the six-sided honeycomb module. The Sundt was very similar to, but scaled down from the Richardson. Earlier Honeycomb houses included the Hanna House, 1936, the Bazett Residence, 1939, and the Aulbrass Plantation, 1938. Photographed by Loch Crane in June, 1954.

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

S#:
1045.42.1116-25
   
   
   
   
THE KEY (1959)
   
Date: 1961

Title: The American Weekly - July 30, 1961 (Published weekly by the Hearst Corporation)

Author: Hickey, Neil

Description: "The Key" for Ellis Island (Project). Original concept by Frank Lloyd Wright, original architectural renderings by William Wesley Peters. This illustration adapted from Peters’ illustration by Fred Freeman. "Frank Lloyd Wright’s Last Dream. Just before he died, America’s most exciting architect designed this ‘perfect city of tomorrow’ (which can be built today). A dream nurtured by Frank Lloyd Wright for more than 40 years – to build a perfect city – sprang to reality only a few months before the great architect’s death in April 1959. It was the last commission Wright accepted, the structure he hoped would stand on day as his most enduring testament... Whether or not this vision of a perfect city ever will be translated into concrete and steel, it stands as the last and most brilliant thrust of a great imagination." The American Weekly was a Sunday newspaper magazine published from 1896 until 1966. 

Size: Center spread only, unfolds to 25.5 x 21.5.

Pages: Pp 8-11

S#: 1
483.28.0616
   
   
   
ZETA BETA TAU FRATERNITY HOUSE (1952)
   
Date: 1941

Title: Walter L. Fisher Memorial Chapter House, Chi of Sigma Chi (1941).

Description: "The Walter L. Fisher Memorial Chapter House, Chi of Sigma Chi. Hanover, Indiana. Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect." Signed and dated bottom right, May 20, 1941. Signed and dated top left, May 30, 1941. The second fraternity House Frank Lloyd Wright designed was the Fisher Memorial Chapter House in 1941. The first project for a fraternity house was in 1924, for the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, University of Wisconsin. Both remained projects. Wright chose to resurrect the Fisher design in 1952 when asked to design a fraternity for Zeta Beta Tau. Although he modified elements of the Zeta design, it remained very similar to the 1941 Fisher design. The same basic footprint, three stories, a large Social Room, massive fireplace, circular and rooftop terraces, Library, and the entrance near the back of the fraternity house. Courtesy of Wright Auctions. See additional information about Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity House.

Size: 10 x 5 Color Photograph.

S#: 0571.15.0915

   
Date: 1941

Title: Walter L. Fisher Memorial Chapter House, Chi of Sigma Chi (1941).

Description: Birds-eye view of the Walter L. Fisher Memorial Chapter House, Chi of Sigma Chi. Hanover, Indiana. The second fraternity House Frank Lloyd Wright designed was the Fisher Memorial Chapter House in 1941. The first project for a fraternity house was in 1924, for the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, University of Wisconsin. Both remained projects. Wright chose to resurrect the Fisher design in 1952 when asked to design a fraternity for Zeta Beta Tau. Although he modified elements of the Zeta design, it remained very similar to the 1941 Fisher design. The same basic footprint, three stories, a large Social Room, massive fireplace, circular and rooftop terraces, Library, and the entrance near the back of the fraternity house. See additional information about Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity House.

Size: 10 x 5.5 Color Photograph.

S#: 0571.16.0915

   
Date: 1952

Title: Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity House (1952). View From Southeast.

Description: House For Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity. Gainesville, Florida. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in1952, working drawings were competed on January 20, 1954. The large two story Social Room is circular on one end, and included 13 doors that open out to the terrace. There are built-in seats inside, and out in the circular terrace, and a built-in a planter box. The back wall of the Dining area and kitchen include perforated light screens. Six doors lead out to the Roof Terrace which is directly above the Social Room. The front, back and side walls include perforated light screens. Wright placed the entrance toward the back of the lot. The Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity House remained a project. Courtesy of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. See additional information about Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity House.

Size: 10 x 7.5 Color photograph.

S#: 0910.32.0915

   
Date: 1954

Title: Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity House (1952). Set of 17 photographs of original 1954 drawings.

Description: Set of 17 photographs of original 1954 drawings of the House Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, University of Florida, Gainesville. Frank Lloyd Wright’s design of the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity House is similar to a design for Wright’s second design for a Fraternity house, the Walter L. Fisher Memorial Chapter House, Chi of Sigma Chi, 1941. Wright’s first project for a fraternity house was in 1924, for the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, University of Wisconsin. The Zeta Beta was commissioned in 1952, and progressed to the working drawings which Wright dated January 20, 1954. Wright placed the building diagonally at a 32 degree angle on a trapezium shaped lot, placing the entrance toward the back of the lot. The ground floor included a large circular terrace which included a smaller circular barbeque pit. The large two story Social Room is circular on one end, and included 13 doors that open out to the terrace. Adjacent and open to it was the dining area with a large Fireplace that served both the dining and Social rooms. It also included the Kitchen, Housemother’s Suite and washrooms. On the opposite end of the ground level was the Office, President’s Room and a two story Library. The Entrance Loggia which separated the two parts of the... Continue...

S#: 1045.38.0915 1-17

   
  
   
Date: 1995

Title: The Wright House for Chi of Sigma Chi (Soft Cover, Spiral Bound) (Republished by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation)

Author: Leavenworth, Russell E.

Description: A revised, corrected and enlarged edition of an earlier volume originally published in 1989. After a fire in November, 1940, Russell Leavenworth recounts his quest to have Frank Lloyd Wright design a new fraternity house for his chapter at Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana. This edition includes correspondence, floor plans, drawings, their trip to Taliesin, Spring Green, meeting Wright, the battle over the Wright design, the chairman of the house resigning and Leavenworth being elected to take his place, raising funds, the college’s opposition, loss of the original drawings, specifications and photographs. Twelve years later Wright modified the Sigma Chi design for the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity House (1952). (Second Edition)

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pp 99

ST#: 1995.75.1015

   
   
   

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