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Frank Lloyd Wright ORIGINAL COPPER ROOF TILE for Wright-designed building

Frank Lloyd Wright ORIGINAL COPPER ROOF TILE for Wright-designed building

Frank Lloyd Wright ORIGINAL COPPER ROOF TILE for Wright-designed building

Frank Lloyd Wright [as Architect/Designer]. ORIGINAL ROOF TILE for First Unitarian Meeting House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. An Original Roof tile for the The First Unitarian Society of Madison meeting place for the Unitarian Universalist meeting house located in Shorewood Hills, Wisconsin designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (under a commission he accepted in 1946) and built by Marshall Erdman in 19491951. The building was first put into use in 1951 and has been designated a U. National Historic Landmark for its architecture. The roof of the original meeting house was covered by interlocking copper tiles as specified by Wright. Such tiles are made green on the portion visible once properly installed by application of coloring thereto. Of the original roof, one congretant stated : The copper roof over our Landmark Auditorium, with its soaring lines reaching toward the heavens, has inspired and attracted members of First Unitarian Society for over half a century. Let us now recommit ourselves to Wright the Roof so that it may inspire future generations. ” Due to deterioration, it became necessary to make repairs to the building, with such repairs beginning in the 1980s, the church having stated: “A celebrated aesthetic feature of Frank Lloyd Wrights original Meeting House design, the roof must be replaced and further supported structurally, in the near future to prevent further damage to the interior of the Meeting House. The subject of extensive community conversation, the roof project will utilize a new generation of materials and should remain viable for decades. This Original Roof tile was one of those supplied for the original construction of the meeting house and was rescued by of of the congregants. The roof tile measures approximately 17 inches X 17 inches. Thus we have here an Original Roof Tile from a National Landmark building by the renowned American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright. See the Photographs (which constitute a part of the description) for more details on the item’s condition. The item “Frank Lloyd Wright ORIGINAL COPPER ROOF TILE for Wright-designed building” is in sale since Wednesday, September 23, 2020. This item is in the category “Books\Antiquarian & Collectible”. The seller is “boo_antho” and is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Topic: Architecture
  • Author: Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Subject: Biography & Autobiography
  • Language: English
  • Special Attributes: 1st Edition

Frank Lloyd Wright Original Roof Section

Frank Lloyd Wright Original Roof Section

Frank Lloyd Wright Original Roof Section

An original copper roof tile from the Shorewood Hills, Wisconsin Unitarian Church designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (with the assistance of one of its members and the son of two of its founders) and built by Marshall Erdman in 1949-51. The original roof has since been replaced. The portion designed to be visible still shows the original green coloration — presumably applied to make the roof show a look similar to that which often develops on exposed copper over time. The church building is recognized as one of the most innovative examples of church architecture. In 1960, the American Institute of Architects designated it one of 17 buildings to be retained as an example of Wright’s contribution to American culture. The Meeting House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, before the traditional 50-year cutoff for historic buildings. In 2004, it was designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service. This roof section measures approximately 17 inches by 17 inches (excluding the portions of each side bent so that the roof tiles could be interlocked). And provides an opportunity to obtain an original piece of a highly notable building designed by one of America’s foremost Architects. The photographs included in this listing constitute a part of the item’s description. The item “Frank Lloyd Wright Original Roof Section” is in sale since Sunday, July 23, 2017. This item is in the category “Books\Fiction & Literature”. The seller is “uva9753″ and is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Subject: Architecture

Frank Lloyd Wright Original Roof Section

Frank Lloyd Wright Original Roof Section

Frank Lloyd Wright Original Roof Section

An original copper roof tile from the Shorewood Hills, Wisconsin Unitarian Church designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (with the assistance of one of its members and the son of two of its founders) and built by Marshall Erdman in 1949-51. The original roof has since been replaced. The portion designed to be visible still shows the original green coloration — presumably applied to make the roof show a look similar to that which often develops on exposed copper over time. The church building is recognized as one of the most innovative examples of church architecture. In 1960, the American Institute of Architects designated it one of 17 buildings to be retained as an example of Wright’s contribution to American culture. The Meeting House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, before the traditional 50-year cutoff for historic buildings. In 2004, it was designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service. This roof section measures approximately 17 inches by 17 inches (excluding the portions of each side bent so that the roof tiles could be interlocked). And provides an opportunity to obtain an original piece of a highly notable building designed by one of America’s foremost Architects. The photographs included in this listing constitute a part of the item’s description. The item “Frank Lloyd Wright Original Roof Section” is in sale since Tuesday, June 20, 2017. This item is in the category “Books\Fiction & Literature”. The seller is “uva9753″ and is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Subject: Architecture