Friday, 18 April 2008

Rosenwald School Project - Frank Lloyd Wright

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A school designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1928 for the Rosenwald Fund, a voluntary organisation that built schools for African American students "well meaning in intent but uninspired in design."  It was never built, ironically, because the Fund continued to favour 'Colonial' styled architecture for its buildings.  Another Schoolhouse for Negro Children for the Rosenwald Foundation was designed for San Diego in 1929, which went unbuilt for similar reasons.

1 comment:

  1. If I am reading the picture correctly, it looks like classrooms surrounding a central swimmming pool. If so, that's a terrible design for a school - all the kids would be incredibly distracted by any swimming lessons going on outside!

    Looks like it would be really nice for a mansion, though.

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