Florence: Rosenbaum House
Architecture critic Peter Blake wrote in 1960 that during the 1930s Frank Lloyd Wright built four structures of “a beauty unexcelled in America before or since.” One is the Rosenbaum House in Florence, the state’s only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building. In 1939, newlyweds Mildred and Stanley Rosenbaum contacted Wright to build their home. The L-shaped house made largely of cypress wood and brick has multilevel low-rising steel-cantilevered roofs. The original floor plan provided 1,540 square feet of living space, and a 1948 extension added another 1,084 square feet. The city operates the house as a museum, which displays original Wright-designed furniture.
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