Wyoming Valley School

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Wyoming Valley School
Wyoming Valley School, August 2016
Location6306 WI Hwy 23
Wyoming
(Iowa County), Wisconsin
United States
Built1957
ArchitectFrank Lloyd Wright
Architectural styleModern Movement
NRHP reference No.16000377
Added to NRHPJune 14, 2016

The Wyoming Valley School is a historic school building designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the town of Wyoming in Iowa County, Wisconsin, United States. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

The Wyoming Valley School, October 2013

History[edit]

In 1956, the Wyoming school board elected to consolidate its individual schools into one building. As Frank Lloyd Wright's home, Taliesin, was several miles/km away from the proposed site, the school board approached the architect to design their new school building. Wright enthusiastically agreed to do so and donated significant funds to its construction. He would dedicate the assembly room to his mother and her sisters, all of whom were schoolteachers.[2]

The building is a one-story elongated hexagon, with two classrooms on the south side of the building. The Great Room on the north side has a fireplace with a raised area. The Great Room and classrooms have a clerestory. The north side of the building includes two smaller rooms on the east and west sides that contain the kitchen and teacher's lounge, with bathrooms.

The structure has since been converted into a cultural center. It was added to the state and the National Register of Historic Places in 2016.

See also[edit]

  • List of Frank Lloyd Wright works
  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Iowa County, Wisconsin
  • Storrer, William Allin. The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion. University Of Chicago Press, 2006, ISBN 0-226-77621-2 (S.401)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wyoming Valley School". National Park Service. Retrieved 2018-10-03.
  2. ^ "6306 State Hwy 23". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2018-10-03.

External links[edit]

Media related to Wyoming Valley School at Wikimedia Commons