FLORENCE – The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Rosenbaum House is a Florence icon. The house was built in 1939 for Stanley and Mildred Rosenbaum, and it is one of the best examples of Usonian architecture in the nation. Usonian architecture is a Frank Lloyd Wright concept which relies on an organic method of building. Built into and out of the ground, Usonian architecture drew from its natural surroundings and transformed the home space with natural light, an open floor plan, and a horizontal layout that expanded the imagining of what a house could be. This presentation will be on Thursday, March 21 at 6 pm at the Rosenbaum House Ticketing Area—It will explore the restoration of the Rosenbaum House that took place in the early 2000s by the principle architect of the project, Don Lambert. After the presentation, there will be a walkthrough of the house.
The Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area and the Florence Arts and Museums are partnering on a year-long series of presentations and workshops based around our city’s wealth of historic buildings, neighborhoods, and landscapes.
Call 256-718-5050 for more information.