Wisconsin

Wisconsin was Frank Lloyd Wright’s favorite state in America.  “Wisconsin has put sap into my veins.” he said “Why, I should love her as I loved my mother, my old grandmother, and as I love my work.”  Wright’s choices were a result of his grandfather and his families settling on nearby land.  He Wrote “yes, every time I come back here it is with the feeling there is nothing any better than this.”  He loved the way the southwestern hills “picks you up in its arms and so gently, almost lovingly, cradles you” and how the natural beauty was very “human.”  To  find out more on Frank Lloyd Wright and his love for nature visit http://www.samvaladez.com

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Gutzon Borglum

Frank Lloyd Wright was a dear friend to Gutzon Borglum, creator of Mt. Rushmore.  Borglum went through numerous troubles to complete the monument but Wright was always there to encourage him through it.  Wright certainly did help Borglum through the stress. In 1930, he unveiled Washington, the first of the four presidents, to a crowd of 2,500 people.

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Frank Lloyd Wright

Famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin.  After moving several times though various states, he found his favorite place in Spring Green, Wisconsin on a sandstone bluff.  He named the bluff Borglum Rock after his dear friend Gutzon Borglum, creator of Mt. Rushmore.  Borglum Rock also served as the foundation for Wright’s future thinking.  He often connected his architecture to nature, and later came out with his philosophy of “organic architecture”.  This philosophy states that organic architecture architecture and nature create a natural link is reflected with materials, orientation, and other aspects of the home.  Borglum Rock soon became the spot where Wright held picnics with his family, friends, and students.

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Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright founded Borglum Rock in his early life and named it after his dear friend Gutzon Borglum, creator of Mt. Rushmore.  Borglum Rock quickly became a favorite spot for Wright to Picnic with friends, family and students.

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About The Borglum Rock Property

A private peninsula-rock formation of more than 20 acres affords views of a pristine woodland valley, which itself conceals a small, clear spring. Beyond this lies a panorama of park-like scenery accented by the other enormous rock formations that rise at intervals from the valley floor. The end of the peninsula is composed of impressive rock cascades and terraces large and small, which tumble down toward the valley below. The easily accessible plateau and peninsula also contain roughly 10 acres of fields and wildflower meadows, set off by a variety of mature foliage trees, which would provide an ideal setting for a grand country retreat. For more information visit the Sam Valadez groups\’ website

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