Taliesin

2 mi. S of Spring Green on WI 23, Spring Green, Wisconsin

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General Overview

Date and photographer are unknown.

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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Description 

A superb example of Wright's organic architecture, growing out of his Prairie Style work, Taliesin was the second great center of his activity (after Oak Park, Illinois). The principal surviving complexes are Taliesin III (1925), Hillside Home School (1902, 1933), and Midway Farm (1938); additions include those done by the students who studied under Wright after the funding of the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932. Wright lived here each summer until his death in 1959. It continues to be the summer headquarters of the Taliesin Fellowship. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 7, 1976

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 14, 1973
Reference number
73000081
Architectural style
American Movement: Prairie School
Areas of significance
Landscape Architecture; Education; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
District
Historic functions
Professional; Single dwelling; School; Educational related housing
Current functions
Professional; Single dwelling; School
Periods of significance
1950-1974; 1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1911; 1959
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 5
Contributing structures: 3
Contributing sites: 1

Update Log 

  • August 7, 2010: New photo from J.R. Manning

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