First Unitarian Society Meetinghouse

900 University Bay Dr., Shorewood Hills, Wisconsin



An internationally recognized premier example of Frank Lloyd Wright's late Usonian architecture, unusual for its nonresidential application. Usonian design refers to what Wright termed as an artistic house of low cost for an average citizen of the United States. Considered a highly personal expression of Wright's own religious faith, the First Unitarian Society Meeting House (built 1949-1952) exemplifies national trends in post-World War II American culture for its suburban location and modernist design. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, August 18, 2004

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 11, 1973
Reference number
Architectural styles
Modern Movement; Other architectural type; Wrightian
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Religious structure; Meeting hall; Auditorium; Music facility
Current functions
Auditorium; Meeting hall; Religious structure; Music facility
Period of significance
Significant years
1947; 1951