When an architect like Frank Lloyd Wright is canonized for contributions in one geographic region, it can be easy to overlook work that falls just beyond state or county lines. Such is the case with the architect’s Southern oeuvre, a collection of extraordinary residences and buildings that have received decidedly less study than their Midwestern peers. These structures, which range from the utterly spectacular origami of South Carolina’s Auldbrass plantation to the Rosenbaum’s prototypical Usonian home in Alabama, offer a glimpse at how the architect’s genius varies ever so subtly by region.
On the eve of the architect’s sesquicentennial, and what promises to be an all-encompassing retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, we turned the focus on these less-celebrated Southern gems, which span from Virginia to Florida to Kentucky and beyond.
Andrew B. Cooke House, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Rev. Jesse R. Zeigler House, Frankfurt, Kentucky
Auldbrass Plantation, Yemassee, South Carolina
Broad Margin, Greenville, South Carolina
Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida
Stanley Rosenbaum House, Florence, Alabama
Lewis House, Tallahassee, Florida