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Title
The gold spire, rising to 172 feet, at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, California, 1962 [photograph]
Creator
McIlraith, Janet
Date Created and/or Issued
1962
Publication Information
Marin County Free Library, Anne T. Kent California Room
Contributing Institution
Marin County Free Library
Collection
Frank Lloyd Wright and the Marin County Civic Center
Rights Information
unknown
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Description
Frank Lloyd Wright emphasized his theory of organic architecture in his design of the Marin Civic Center. The related groupings of long, horizontal buildings which constitute the Civic Center and gracefully link several rolling hills, stand as testament to Wright's philosophy. A principal architectural feature of the Administration Building is the 80-foot diameter dome, home to the Marin County Free Library, the Anne T. Kent California Room and the Board of Supervisors. The 172-foot slender gold spire houses a 45-foot radio and T.V. antenna. The Marin County Civic Center is a national and state designated historic landmark.
Type
image
Format
1 35 mm color slide
Identifier
csrcl_496
336.001.005
ark:/13030/kt3p3036gt
http://contentdm.marinlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/flw/id/14
Language
English
Subject
Marin County Civic Center
Architecture and government--California
Organic architecture--California
Civic centers--Design and construction
Spires
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
Place
Marin County (Calif.)
Santa Venetia (Calif.)
San Rafael (Calif.)
Source
Harold Stockstad Slide Collection, Anne T. Kent California Room
Relation
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt0q2nc5z2
http://marinlibrary.org/californiaroom

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