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Meeting to provide program about Frank Lloyd Wright

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Frank Lloyd Wright
Rosedale resident Ted Osborn will be the featured speaker at the Clay County Historical Society meeting, at 7 p.m., Monday, April 5, in the lower level of the museum.

He will provide a program on Frank Lloyd Wright.

Osborn is the president of Central States Distribution Service, Danville, Ill.

For 27 years, he has been a volunteer interpreter for the Dana-Thomas state historic site in Springfield, Ill. The Dana-Thomas house is a massive prairie house, built in 1902, and designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Osborn also interprets at a Frank Lloyd Wright home in West Lafayette, built in 1954.

Frank Lloyd Wright was an architect, writer, philosopher and educator, who designed more than 1,000 projects, resulting in more than 500 completed works.

His work includes original and innovative examples of many different building types, including offices, churches, schools, skyscrapers, hotels and museums. He also often designed many of the interior elements of his buildings, such as the furniture and stained glass.

Wright authored 20 books and many articles and was a popular lecturer in the United States and Europe. His colorful personal life often made headlines, most notably for the 1914 fire at his studio at Taliesin in Spring Green, Wis.

His contributions to architecture in Indiana include houses in Ogden Dune, South Bend, Muncie, Fort Wayne and West Lafayette.

Already well-known during his lifetime, Wright was recognized in 1991 by the American Institute of Architects as "the greatest American architect of all time."

The public is invited to the event and to all monthly meetings the historical society has.

The museum is also now open Monday-Friday, from 1-4 p.m., for tours.

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