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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, link with several rolling hills and stand as testament to Wright's philosophy. The four-story Administration Building is 584 feet long. Office bays are 26 feet wide on one side and 40 feet on the other. The barrel-arch roof is of pre-cast concrete. The roofs are blue to reflect the color of the sky and the walls are sand beige. The structure houses the County's administrative, financial and physical development departments, as well as the Marin County Free Library and the Anne T. Kent California Room. The Marin County Civic Center is a national and state designated historic landmark.
1 35 mm color slide
csrcl_494 detail of completed building 3 ark:/13030/kt9v19s137
Marin County Civic Center Architecture and government--California Organic architecture--California Civic centers--Design and construction Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
Marin County (Calif.) Santa Venetia (Calif.) San Rafael (Calif.)
Davina Kosh Slide Collection, Anne T. Kent California Room