Lewis House (Tallahassee, Florida)

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Lewis House
George Lewis House (Spring House).jpg
House as viewed from the street. This picture was taken before the 2013 restoration projects.
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 Frank Lloyd Wright
Architectural style Modern Movement
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #

79000679

[1]
Added to NRHP February 14, 1979

The Lewis House, also known as Spring House, is an historic home in Tallahassee, Florida, located north of I-10, at 3117 Okeeheepkee Road. It was built in 1954.[2] 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. The National Trust for Historic Preservation describes its significance: "The novel hemicycle form of Spring House represents a late, and little known, stage in Wright’s long, prolific career. Although there are approximately 400 intact houses attributed to Wright throughout the country, only a fraction were from his hemicycle series."[2]

Over the past few decades the home had come into disrepair and with bricks falling from their mortar and wood rot.[3] 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 house on its list of Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places.[4]

in 2014, the National Trust for Historic Preservation put the house on its "11 Most Endangered Historic Places" list.[2] Spring House Institute is trying to save it.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ a b c d "11 Most Endangered Historic Places Frank Lloyd Wright’s Spring House". National Trust for Historic Preservation. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  3. ^ http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2001-12-26/news/0112260093_1_frank-lloyd-wright-clifton-lewis-spring-house/3
  4. ^ Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places

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