Unitarian Meeting House
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Razak
N 43° 04.536 W 089° 26.106
16T E 301758 N 4772088
Quick Description: This church was completed in 1951. The ceiling's graceful curves in the auditorium suggest, in Wright's words, "the wings of a bird in flight" and belie the flat plane of the copper roof above it.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 5/5/2006 12:07:08 PM
Waymark Code: WMBZX
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
Views: 72

Long Description:
From the Unitarian Society's website:

The UNITARIAN MEETING HOUSE, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, was commissioned by the First Unitarian Society in 1946. Construction began in 1949 and was completed in 1951. It is recognized as one of the world's most innovative examples of church architecture. In 1960 the American Institute of Architects designated it one of seventeen buildings to be retained as an example of Wright's contribution to American culture. THE MEETING HOUSE was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. In May of 2005 it was officially declared a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service.

Although now engulfed by the city, when erected, Wright's "country church" was sited on a knoll overlooking university farmland and Lake Mendota. Two later additions were designed by Taliesin Associated Architects: the Religious Education Wing, 1964, and the Lower Meeting House, 1990.
Year Completed: 1951

Commissioned By: First Unitarian Society

Nearest City or Town: Madison, WI

Public/Private: Public

Tours Available?: yes

Website: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
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