Frank Lloyd Wright and Monona Terrace

THE JOURNEY TO MONONA TERRACE

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright originally proposed a design for a “dream civic center” in 1938. His architectural vision for the City of Madison – a curvilinear gathering place that would link the shore of Lake Monona to the State Capitol – has now been realized. With interiors redesigned by Taliesin architect Tony Puttnam, Monona Terrace spans ninety feet out over shimmering waters, incorporating thoroughly modern technology and amenities with the architect´s signature organic design.

Frank Lloyd Wright map of Monona Terrace

1867

Frank Lloyd Wright is born on June 8 in Richland Center, Wisconsin

A headshot of young Frank Lloyd Wright

1878-1887

Wright moves to Madison and spends his summers working on his uncle’s farm near Spring Green, Wisconsin. Later, he takes engineering courses at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

1889

Wright marries Catherine Tobin. They settle in Oak Park, Illinois, where Wright builds his Home (1889) and Studio