Thursday, June 25, 2009

Hello, Frank Lloyd Wright

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright will be the topic of speaker Myron A. Marty June 27th at the Central Library. In addition to showier pieces like Falling Water, Wright designed several buildings in Iowa. (Ever see Iowa comedy group Duck's Breath Theater? They did a lovely Falling Water impersonation.) Mason City is the proud home to several of Wright' s designs. Here's one listed in the Mason City Globe Gazette:
Stockman House, 1908, is the only middle class Frank Lloyd Wright house of his Prairie School design in the United States open to the public. Features include Arts and Crafts furnishings and Wright replicas of the period.

So Saturday you can take a break from being outdoors at the Arts Fest and stop in to hear Myron A. Marty at 2:30. It'll be nice and cool. And interesting!
Frank Lloyd Wright Books

Stockman House is open for tours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday through Labor Day. Then 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday Labor Day through Oct. 31


Anonymous said...

There's also a Frank Lloyd Wright house in Des Moines, on Lower Beaver. It's privately owned and not open for tours.

Anonymous said...

Oops, sorry, it's actually on NW Beaver Drive.