I am not sure you would think of Wisconsin as a destination for great architecture, but you would be amazed.
There is an amazing number of buildings by Wisconsin native Frank Lloyd Wright located here. Wright’s home Taliesin is located in Spring Green. The Annunciation Church can be found in Wauwatosa. Wingspread is located in Racine along with SC Johnson Wax Building. The Monona Terrace in Madison is a building designed by Wright that took 40 years to build. The Greenberg House in Ottawa currently for sale if you are in the market.
What got me on the Wright track was a piece I saw at OnMilwaukee.com today. It is a synopsis of a longer series that ran in the Arizona Republic. It seems the foundation that runs Taliesin and Taliesin West in Scottsdale, AZ needs money — $100 million or so. It seems the foundation itself has all sorts of the problems too. We toured Taliesin a few year ago and found the architecture amazing. We will be a real shame if things can’t get worked out.
I want to end on a happy architecture note. The April issue of Smithsonian Magazine recommends seeing the the Calatrava addition at the Milwaukee Art Musuem. I highly recommend it also.