E. T. Roux Library
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member macdonr
N 28° 01.896 W 081° 56.942
17R E 406713 N 3101065
Quick Description: This is one of twelve structures at Florida Southern College designed by and constructed under the supervision of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 9/1/2006 8:26:47 AM
Waymark Code: WMP2A
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
Views: 68

Long Description:

The E. T. Roux Library was constructed between 1941 and 1945 at a cost of $120,000, largely using student labor, and in spite of World War II materials shortages. The building was renamed the Thad Buckner Building in 1968 following construction of the new Roux Library, which was designed by Wright apprentice Nils Schweizer.

The spectacular circular reading room is open to the public as the "Child of the Sun" Visitor Center and Esplanade Gift Shop.

Visitors are welcome on the campus. Please park in marked visitor parking, or along Johnson Avenue, on the west side of campus. Walking tour brochures with maps are available here:
N 28° 01.913 W 081° 56.955

The Florida Southern College Architectural District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

Year Completed: 1945

Commissioned By: Florida Southern College

Nearest City or Town: Lakeland, FL

Public/Private: Private

Tours Available?: yes

Website: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
There are no specific visit requirements, however telling about your visit is strongly encouraged. Additional photos of the building or house to add to the gallery are also nice, but not required. Pictures with a GPS or you in them is highly discouraged.
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