Wright Buildings on the Florida Southern College campus (and on this site) include the following:

Thad Buckner Building (originally E. T. Roux Library)
Carter, Walbridge, Hawkins Seminar Building
William H. Danforth Chapel
Lucius Pond Ordway Building
Annie Pfeiffer Chapel
Polk County Science Building
Covered walkways or Esplanades
Water Dome
Emile E. Watson and Benjamin Fine Administration Building


Thad Buckner Building (originally E. T. Roux Library)--page 1 (of two pages)

Frank Lloyd Wright
1945




This building was originally the E. T.Roux Library with the circular portion containing book stacks and the reading room. The main stack area was in a rectangular wing beside the reading room. Today this building houses the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center.
Like many of Wright's buildings on the campus, this former library is composed primarily of reinforced concrete and concrete blocks, some with small openings filled with cubes of colored glass which cast colored light in the interiors.
 
 
Both the building materials and the esplanades help to create a sense of continuity of design throughout the campus.
 
 
 

The main entry at the junction of the former circular reading room and the rectangular stacks area

 

Triangular shaped light wells

These penetrate the concrete roof providing natural light for the interior--formerly the book stacks.


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