Polk County Science Building
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member macdonr
N 28° 01.817 W 081° 56.855
17R E 406854 N 3100918
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 9:30:38 AM
Waymark Code: WMP2H
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
Views: 36

Long Description:

The largest Frank Lloyd Wright building at Florida Southern College, the Polk County Science building was constructed between 1953 and 1958 at a cost of $1,000,000. Known locally as "Polk Science", the building features the only built Wright-designed planetarium. It was also one of the first buildings to use aluminum as a structural element.

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: 1958

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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