Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wright in Alabama

This house was built for newlyweds Stanley and Mildred Rosenbaum of Florence, Alabama in 1939, and survives as another great example of Wright's particular Usonian style.

The Rosenbaums were the sole owners and occupants of the house until 1999, when it was purchased by the city of Florence. At that point the house was in a sad state as years of prolonged maintenance had taken its toll on the structure and foundation. The City developed a plan to save the house and it is now preserved as a museum.

I visited the Rosenbaum house in 2002 while vacationing in Alabama. Volunteers at that time were frantically preparing for its donors reception and public grand opening. I was able to snap these quick photos of the exterior and grounds.

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