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

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.

Continue to page 2.

Go to the Wright Index.

Click here to return to index of art historical sites.

Click here to return to index of artists and architects.

Click here to return to chronological index.

Click here to see the home page of Bluffton University.

© 2006 Mary Ann Sullivan. I have photographed (on site), scanned, and manipulated all the images on these pages. Please feel free to use them for personal or educational purposes. They are not available for commercial purposes.