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Frank Lloyd Wrights’ Usonian House Built at Florida Southern College

Frank Lloyd Wrights' Usonian House

Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Usonian House in 1939 for Florida Southern College in Lakeland.  It was never built.

Until now.

The Usonian House was built this year at the college, with an event announcing its opening on November 1st.

It’s the first time since the 1960s that a Frank Lloyd Wright house has been built for its original client on its original site.

Frank Lloyd Wrights' Usonian House

The design on the 2-bedroom home features 1,978 textile blocks in 47 different shapes and 5,000 glass colored glass block inserts.

It was originally intended to be used as faculty housing, but will now be used as Sharp Family Tourism and Education Center.

Frank Lloyd Wrights' Usonian House

Find out more at Tampa Bay Business Journal and at Building the Usonian House.