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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 and gracefully link several rolling hills, stand as testament to Wright's philosophy. The repeated use of a circular motif is also characteristic of Wright's concept of organic architecture. The roof is blue to reflect the color of the sky and the walls are sand beige. The Administrative Building 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. It is located in San Rafael, California.
1 35 mm color slide
csrcl_493 detail of completed building 2 ark:/13030/kt9z09s4fh
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.)
Harold Stockstad Slide Collection, Anne T. Kent California Room