Frank Lloyd Wright in bad decline

Not all of Frank Lloyd Wright’s buildings are as carefully preserved as the ones we saw last week at Taliesin. At Letter From Here, read about the FLW boathouse in James Madison park, unceremoniously demolished in 1926. And from Nadine Goff’s flickr stream, here’s a Frank Lloyd Wright house slowly decaying in the middle of downtown. (Follow the link for more information and location, not to mention more great Madison photographs.)

©  Nadine Goff, all rights reserved.

4 thoughts on “Frank Lloyd Wright in bad decline

  1. paperseedblog says:

    This breaks my heart.

  2. paperseedblog says:

    This is especially sad to me because just a week ago I was admiring the incredible restorations of FLW’s Kentuck Knob (http://paperseed.wordpress.com/2007/08/21/at-frank-lloyd-wrights-fallingwater/Kentuck Knob)
    and Fallingwater (http://paperseed.wordpress.com/2007/08/21/at-frank-lloyd-wrights-fallingwater/). These works should be treasured, not neglected.

  3. JSE says:

    Paperseed’s well-worth-following links are here and here.

  4. John Cowan says:

    Good riddance. If I really had more money than I knew what to do with (unlikely in the extreme), I’d start buying up FLW houses and tearing them down. The man was an egomaniacal idiot who crammed his crappy notions of what a house is down his customers’ throats and then expected them to pay for houses too short, too weird, or too leaky to live in. What’s worse, he set the model for other architects, not just in maldesign, but in egomania. “Architects are people who copy each other and call it Art.”

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