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The largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture can be found less than three hours away from Ocean’s Reach, where officials from Florida Southern University commissioned Wright to design buildings for their campus in Lakeland.
Wright sought to create a “truly American campus” and designed an 80-acre network of buildings and covered walkways radiating from a central hub.
Beginning in 1938 with the Annie Pfeiffer Chapel — the focal point of the Methodist school’s campus — Wright saw 12 of his 18 envisioned structures take shape.
In 2012, the Florida Southern College Historic District was designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
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