Broad Margin

9 W. Avondale Dr., Greenville, South Carolina

Photos 

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

Map 

Description 

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. This is one of less than 20 of Wright's designs in the Southeast and one of only two in South Carolina. It was built as the home of sisters Charley and Gabrielle Austin. A passage from Henry David Thoreau's Walden,in which he declares that "I love a broad margin to my life," inspired the name of the house. This is one of the last examples of Wright's use of the Usonian style stone and wood - and the integration of a building with its site. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 8, 1978
Reference number
78002513
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Usonian
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
1950-1974
Significant year
1954

Update Log 

  • July 7, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER

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