Lewis House (Tallahassee, Florida)

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Lewis House
Lewis House (Tallahassee, Florida) is located in Florida
Lewis House (Tallahassee, Florida)
Location Leon County, Florida
Nearest city Tallahassee
Coordinates 30°29′22″N 84°18′46″W / 30.48944°N 84.31278°W / 30.48944; -84.31278Coordinates: 30°29′22″N 84°18′46″W / 30.48944°N 84.31278°W / 30.48944; -84.31278
Built 1954
Architect Wright,Frank Lloyd
Architectural style Modern Movement
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #

79000679

[1]
Added to NRHP February 14, 1979

The Lewis House is a historic home in Tallahassee, Florida. It is located north of I-10, at 3117 Okeeheepkee Road. On February 14, 1979, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for George Lewis II, President of the Lewis State Bank, and his wife Clifton. Over the past few decades the home had come into disrepair and with bricks falling from their mortar and wood rot.[2] An institute was formed in to protect the house in 1996 but the first work project was not started until January 2013.

On April 18, 2012, the AIA's Florida Chapter placed the George Lewis House / Spring House on its list of Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places.[3]

House as viewed from the street. This picture was taken before the 2013 restoration projects.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2001-12-26/news/0112260093_1_frank-lloyd-wright-clifton-lewis-spring-house/3
  3. ^ Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places

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