#TBT to the birth of an architect
In 1867, Frank Lincoln Wright (he changed his middle name after his parents divorced) was born in Richland Center, WI. The son of William Cary Wright, a lawyer and music teacher, and Anna Lloyd Jones, a school teacher, Frank Lloyd Wright's family moved to Madison in 1877 to be near Anna's family in Spring Green. Wright briefly studied civil engineering at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, after which he moved to Chicago to pursue a career in architecture. Wright started his own firm in 1893 and between 1893 and 1901, 49 buildings designed by Wright were built. Some notable Frank Lloyd Wright structures in Wisconsin include S.C. Johnson and Son, Inc. Administration Building in Racine, the A.D. German Warehouse in Richland Center, and Taliesin and Hillside in Spring Green. The Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison was also based on Wright's design. Frank Lloyd Wright died on April 9, 1959, in Phoenix, Arizona.
An architect, author, and social critic, Wright's artistic genius demonstrated an extraordinary capacity to create architectural space and vocabulary that drew inspiration from both nature and technology. StageW is also inspired by both the nature and technology available here in in our state. Wisconsin’s location and talent make us perfectly positioned to claim world leadership in technology, production, and creativity related to food, water, air and energy. If we agree to strategize around these four areas of job creation, we can create thousands of jobs that align with any and all of our abilities and interests. Learn more about our plans to supply the people of Wisconsin with the sustainable technologies and applications needed to eat, drink, breathe, create power and thrive in every climate throughout the world at stagew.org
[Source: American National Biography, Vol. 24, 1999, p.15]