Frank Lloyd Wright designed building opens – 54 years after his death
A total of 54 years since the death of Frank Lloyd Wright, Florida Southern College has opened a structure
designed by the famed architect.
Originally called the Usonian house, it was envisioned as a professor’s home in 1939 but wasn’t built
until this year using blueprints left by Wright.
The building is made up of nearly 2,000 interlocking textile blocks that create 47 shapes, with
about 5,000 stained-glass inserts as well as built-in furniture.
Named the Frank Lloyd Wright Sharp Family Tourism and Education Center, it is on the Lakeland campus
and will cater to both students and visitors.
The college is home
to the largest collection of Wright’s buildings to be found anywhere in the