IN THE STYLE OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT – B&W SUNDAY #7

This is the “Dr. Marcene H. and Robert E. Christoverson Humanities Building”, the newest classroom building on the campus of Florida Southern College. The Florida Southern campus is the world’s largest one-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.  All additions to the campus these days are designed “in the style of” Frank Lloyd Wright.  The Christoverson Building was completed about two years ago…It’s about 1oo yards from my front door, and I watched the construction from my kitchen window.

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Come back tomorrow as Gizmo and I will be taking you on a tour of the campus, voted Most Beautiful in the United States for the last two years.

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Thanks to My Life in Blog Years ​, You Did What with Your Wiener and Dachshund Nola for hosting the Black and White Sunday blog hop.

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About Gizmo

Hi! I'm Gizmo...a handsome terrier-about-town with a distinct point of view. I will write about whatever interesting things come across my desk, appear on my twitter feed @GizmoGeodog, or meet me out on the geotrails. I love to geocache cause it takes me to all the wild places & I can get back to being a real dog. I care about all my brofurs & sisfurs who haven't found their own forever homes yet, & raise funds to help them whenever I can. My girl brought me home from the shelter & together we explore our world. I do my best to make her smile, & she does her best for me. We are a team.
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33 Responses to IN THE STYLE OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT – B&W SUNDAY #7

  1. Looking forward to tomorrow then. Have a super Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Hey Giz, Jetty here. Hi Miss JG.

    Wow, never knew that… gorgeous building/photos! Looking forward to tomorrow as well. 🙂

  3. Oh that sounds interesting, Gizmo … can’t wait!!!! Maybe we could go to this university together for our degree in “dogologistic”?

  4. Loy says:

    Way cool photos! We have some FLW buildings here in Chicagoland…they’re so neat. (Wasn’t he from here???) Thanks for sharing, Have a great Sunday.

    • Gizmo says:

      Not sure where he was ‘from’ but when I lived in Madison, WI there’s a lot of FLW there too…his “summer home” was Taliesin in Spring Green WI and that’s a museum now

  5. Inrteresting. We love seeing unusual buildings. Our capital City, Madison, has a design of Frank Lloyd Wright’s – the civic center on Lake Mendota. Beautiful building.

    • Gizmo says:

      I didn’t know you were in Madison…Momz lived there in the late ’90’s…In Spring Green, west of Madison is Taliesin, FLW’s summer home & museum…Momz knowz the Civic Center Bldg and Lake Mendota…she used to take her angel dogs there and out on the ice in winter when it froze

  6. Mel says:

    Wow. That’s really cool. I did not even know there was a campus like that. I love Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. When I was in NY I visited MOMA and they have a Frank Lloyd Wright house there. Amazing. Looking forward to tomorrow!

    Great shots by the way!

    • Gizmo says:

      I don’t think the photos really do justice to the feeling you get walking the campus…If you ever get a chance it’s a great place to visit

  7. Jodi says:

    It’s a beautiful building, I cannot wait to see the rest of the campus, but tell me, how is it you live so close? Do you live on campus?

    • Gizmo says:

      No, not on campus, just right next door…the college these days likes to buy up any suitable land in the neighborhood for expansion…so we’re very close…the college is generally a great neighbor and I love having the campus available to roam with Gizmo…it’s where we walk most mornings

  8. Gizmo!! Tell your mom that those are great photos! You know Ma and I love Frank Lloyd Wright designs so we cannot wait to see your next post from the campus. I hope you and mom had a great weekend!
    Your pal,
    Oz

  9. Nice! It’s cool that they’re keeping the vibe with the new buildings. And now I have Simon and Garfunkel in my head.

    • Gizmo says:

      LOL! And I had the YouTube video playing while i put the post together…Guess I’m gonna be adding the video now…Every good tour needs a sound track!

  10. Whoa! Frank Lloyd WRight. Didn’t Simon & Garfunkel write a song about him? MOL! Tomorrow sounds like a date.

  11. Ann Paws says:

    Looks pretty cool… and most beautiful in the US? Must be pretty lucky to live near something like that 🙂

    • Gizmo says:

      It’s a remarkable neighborhood resource…a huge park Gizmo & I get to roam every morning…this is where we do most of our 30/30 walks, or we cut through here on our way up to the library or next lake

  12. Robin says:

    Beautiful! So I’m hoping they were better constructed than most of his buildings…ha! Dying to see more of the campus, what a place to go for a walk though! Lucky!

    • Gizmo says:

      There’s been deterioration but most of the FLW have either been restored ot are scheduled for restoration … I’ve put some good links in Monday’s post for further reading

  13. Woof! Woof! COOL! Being form Chicago we love Frank Lloyd Wright works. How cool is that to witness the construction. Will definitely check back tomorrow. Happy BnW Sunday! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  14. Here’s some “Wright” trivia for you – many of us have owned our own little piece of Wright “architecture”! John Lloyd Wright, son of Frank, invented Lincoln Logs! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Logs

    • Gizmo says:

      Trust my pal Sparky to know that one…And if I’m not mistaken there’s some Lincoln Logs on display at The General Store in Downtown Lakeland 😉

  15. snoopys@snoopysdogblog says:

    You did a great job of supervising the construction, cos it looks really cool!! 🙂

    I hope you’re having a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

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