The Rosenbaum House

Weather: Cloudy 40 degrees with freeze warning posted for tonight.

Location: LAT 34.7930, LONG -87.6805

Today we traveled about 25 miles west to Florence Alabama to check out The Rosenbaum House, the only structure designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the state of Alabama, and the only such house in the southeast that is open to the public.

According to www.wrightinalabama.com

“The Usonian designed house was offered by Wright as a low-cost home for middle income families. With Wright’s plans, a young family could build their own home, fulfilling the American dream of home ownership. Built for newlyweds Stanley and Mildred Rosenbaum in 1939, the house originally contained 1,540 square feet, but when the household grew to include four sons, the family called upon Wright to design an addition. In 1948, 1,084 square feet were added. This seamless addition clearly shows Wright’s concept of a Usonian house that could grow with the family as it grew.”

It was a very cool house and excellent tour. We’re glad we had the opportunity to visit and look forward to seeing more homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright when we are in Pennsylvania in the late summer.

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