Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Steel Beams Arrive Today

Here are some photos and videos from early today when the flatbed arrived with steel beams.





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Monday, September 12, 2011

Pallets of blocks


 Construction is slowly coming along. Here are some shots of the blocks that have arrived. They are sitting on the pallets ready to become a new Frank Lloyd Wright Building.








Monday, July 18, 2011

Construction in the Heat

It is July in Florida and the heat is overwhelming! But the construction of the new Usonian building moves along.  The Florida Southern Tourism and Education Center is now called the Sharp Family Tourism and Education Center. There is a nice article in the July 16th Lakeland Ledger about the new building. There are over forty different styles of concrete blocks being made for the building in North Brookfield, Massachusetts.


 Here are two photos and a video from July 6, 2011:



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Here are a few photos from July 18th:




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Monday, June 6, 2011

The Official First Usonian Home


The first Usonian home that was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright was the Herbert Jacobs house in Madison, Wisconsin. The house was a modest 1500 square feet and was built for $5500. The Usonian design was Wright’s solution to a small house problem as he saw it. The Jacobs house, like most of the other Usonian houses Wright designed incorporated natural materials, such as low priced concrete block, wood and brick; was one story, had no storage areas (no attics, basements and a carport for a garage) and had radiant heating in the floors. Almost all of the Usonian homes featured spacious outdoor patios. They were a uniquely American design for the average family.

The construction of the visitor's center is moving along. There is a Wright block right near the fence that suggests what the building will look like on completion.



Friday, May 13, 2011

New Frank Lloyd Wright building coming soon

No activity today at the construction site, the gates are closed;
but there are some Wright blocks on the ground!