Annie Pfeiffer Chapel

Annie Pfeiffer Chapel (Frank Lloyd Wright – Florida Southern College)

In 1938, work started on Annie Pfeiffer Chapel at Florida Southern College.  This was the first and the foremost Wright building on campus. Wright personally supervised the work which was done at least in part by students.

We discovered and actually played a Wooden Pipe Organ that was there, however, the organ did not have anything to do with Frank Lloyd Wright

I have several posts from our recent visit.

Wooden Pipe Organ

Wooden Pipe Organ at the Annie Pfeiffer Chapel

Walking through all the Wright designed buildings at Florida Southern College, we cam across this beauty from the past.  A wooden compact pipe organ.  Even the keys were wooden.

We were on a private tour and it was just my wife and I and the guide.  The guide reached down and flipped a switch and this magnificent creature came to life.  No words to express, even Chopsticks sounded incredible…….

I wish I had more forethought and took a longer video but the sound was amazing…….

E.T. Roux Library

E.T. Roux Library (Frank Lloyd Wright – Florida Southern College)

The pace of construction at Florida Southern College slowed dramatically during the World War II years, 1941 – 1945.  The E. T. Roux Library was under construction during this period and finally opened in 1945.  It is now called the Thad Buckner Building and is used as a meeting and visitor center.

It has a very large collection of Wright designed furniture on Display.

One of many buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the campus he called Child of the Sun in Lakeland, Florida. I have several posts from our recent visit.

Lucius Pond Orway Building

Lucius Pond Ordway Building (Frank Lloyd Wright – Florida Southern College)

The Lucius Pond Ordway Building  was originally designed as a student center and cafeteria. The building complex was completed in 1952 at a cost of $52,200, and has often been compared to Taliesin West. Wright felt this was one of his better designs because of its simplicity.

One of many buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the campus he called Child of the Sun in Lakeland, Florida.  I have several posts from our recent visit.

Polk County Science Building

Polk County Science Building and Planetarium (Frank Lloyd Wright – Florida Southern College)

The Polk County Science Building was  completed 1958 on the Florida Southern Campus.  One of many buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the campus he called Child of the Sun in Lakeland, Florida.  I have several posts from our recent visit.

Usonian House

Usonian House (FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT – FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE)

The Usonian House at Florida Southern College was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1939 as one of twenty faculty houses.  Construction, however, did not begin until 2011 and was completed in 2013.

The project was overseen by Albany, N.Y.-based architect and Wright devotee M. Jeffrey Baker using Wright’s original blueprints.

Esplanades

The Esplanades (FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT – FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE)

The Esplanades or Walkways on the Florida Southern Campus were built at various times between 1946 and 1958. These walkways connect the many buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the campus he called Child of the Sun in Lakeland, Florida. I have several posts from our recent visit.

Watson Administration Building

Watson/Fine Administration Building (Frank Lloyd Wright – Florida Southern College)

The Watson/Fine Building (Administration Building) – completed 1949 on the Florida Southern Campus.  One of many buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the campus he called Child of the Sun in Lakeland, Florida.  I have several posts from our recent visit.

William H. Danforth Chapel

William H. Danforth Chapel (Frank Lloyd Wright – Florida Southern College)

The William H. Danforth Chapel was built in 1955 on the Florida Southern Campus.  One of many buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the campus he called Child of the Sun in Lakeland, Florida.  I have several posts from our recent visit.

This chapel was incredible.

Photos and more…..every picture has a story….

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