Horse club and Sports complex?

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flwromanza
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Horse club and Sports complex?

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I have a Facebook friend who is a foreign architectural student needing inspiration in designing a "Horse club and sports complex." Did Mr. Wright ever design such buildings?

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Re: Horse club and Sports complex?

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flwromanza wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:03 pm
I have a Facebook friend who is a foreign architectural student needing inspiration in designing a "Horse club and sports complex." Did Mr. Wright ever design such buildings?
Yes, but probably not specifically in line with your friend's needs. Nevertheless ...

1. The "Play Resort and Sports Club" for Huntington Hartford in Hollywood, California .. designed in 1947. See Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph 1942-1950, pages 152-155

2. Pittsburgh Point Park Civic Center: 1947. Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph 1942-1950, page 196+

3. Design for the Belmont Park (horse-racing) Grandstand and Club House from 1956: See Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph 1951-1959, pages 271-273

4. Marin County California Civic Center: Amphitheater and pool: 1957 Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph 1951-1959, pages 330-331

In 1932 Mr. Wright also designed a sports complex as part of the Broadacre City project: Specifically a "Stadium and Circus for County Fairs and other Pageantry". See photograph of the model on page 103 of the book: The Living City, c 1958, along with an 18" x 28" coloured fold-out plan featuring 3: Stables, paddock and track. 4: Polo Grounds and other sports fields. 5: Baseball field, 6: Athletic clubs, and 12: Baths and physical culture.

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It's too bad that cited features on the "Living City" fold-out are at such small scale as to be essentially useless; indeed the first two items are half off the page. It is unlikely that those facilities were ever drawn at greater detail ?

Researchers have a recently-revealed additional resource, containing photographs of thousands of Taliesin drawings and sketches. Items can be searched by name, with "Wright" added to the search box: https://library.artstor.org/#/collection/100116947

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Post by Reidy »

Three Quarters of a Century of Drawings lists a 1949 YWCA design for Racine, with one drawing (#175).

The statues at Johnson Wax were originally for a Nakoma Country Club. The River Forest Tennis Club is still in business, though it's been moved.

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