Industrial Arts Building (Ordway Building)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member macdonr
N 28° 01.950 W 081° 56.812
17R E 406927 N 3101164
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 9:20:27 AM
Waymark Code: WMP2E
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
Views: 49

Long Description:

The Industrial Arts Building, constructed between 1950 and 1952 at a cost of $52,200, is reminiscent of Wright's Taliesin West drafting studios. Why "Industrial Arts Building"? The college once offered an extensive course selection in the industrial arts and home economics, and this beautiful building was home to those programs. These days, it houses psychology, history and political science, sociology, criminology, and foreign languages programs and classes, and the college testing office.

The building was dedicated as the Lucius Pond Ordway Building in 1956, and is best known by that name: Ordway.

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: 1952

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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