Christopher Hillard
Milwaukee Architecture

The Legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright

His impact on Milwaukee, and connection to other architects and cities. First of a series.

By - Jul 2nd, 2014 12:39 pm
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5 thoughts on “Milwaukee Architecture: The Legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright”

  1. Laurie Szpot says:

    Interesting article! I’m looking forward to the next part of the series. Will you be examining the library in Lake Geneva?

  2. Christopher Hillard says:

    @Laurie Szpot As much fun as it would be to focus exclusively on Wright, I’m going to change it up each week and also focus a bit more specifically on Milwaukee. Next week I’ll be discussing Milwaukee’s Lustron Houses.

    I also just wanted to throw it out there that the S.C. Johnson buildings featured here can be toured for free. Just go here: http://www.scjohnson.com/en/company/visiting.aspx and sign up for a time.

  3. Alan B. says:

    There is a prairie style house at 4860 N. Oakland Avenue, White Fish Bay, that has always stood out for me as a great example of the Frank Lloyd Wright school. I image this was probably a Williamson designed home. Does anyone know the architect was?

  4. Christopher Hillard says:

    @Alan B. According to the state historical society not only is it a Williamson, but it was actually his home he built for himself until the 1950’s when he moved to Oostburg.

    Here is the link for more info:

    http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Content.aspx?dsNav=Ny:True,Ro:0,N:4294963828-4294963814&dsNavOnly=Ntk:All%7c4860+N.+Oakland+Avenue%7c3%7c,Ny:True,Ro:0&dsRecordDetails=R:HI9318&dsDimensionSearch=D:4860+N.+Oakland+Avenue,Dxm:All,Dxp:3&dsCompoundDimensionSearch=D:4860+N.+Oakland+Avenue,Dxm:All,Dxp:3

    -Christopher Hillard

  5. Gene Haas says:

    Et al: Frank Lloyd Wright was a family friend, having grown up in Spring Green, WI. My great uncle George Haas was FLW’s ONLY full-time employee….and “taught” FLW the art of quarrying lime stone for building purposes. My father provided meat provisions for the FLW school at Taliesin….and was also a close acquaintance of FLW. Brother Richard attended the FLW school for a couple of years and is an authority on FLW’s architecture…..being a world famous Trompe ‘el artist in Yonkers, NY himself. Looking forward to a continuation of FLW’s architectural exposure in metro Milwaukee. Thanks! Gene Haas

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