Wisconsin is dotted with Frank Lloyd Wright buildings. During his decades-long career, the famed architect designed structures ranging from the Monona Terrace to the Robert Lamp House — a single family home on North Butler Street. Now, one of Wright’s lesser-known buildings is getting a boost from the state of Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Economic Development […]
Madison, the first week of April, 1961. As the municipal election of 1961 approached, no one expected Mayor Ivan Nestingen to be a candidate. The 39-year-old attorney and former state representative was certainly popular enough to coast to victory — first elected in a special election in 1956, elected to a full two-year term in […]
Della Hansmann is a local architect with a penchant for mid-century modern ranch homes. She documents ranches in Madison on Instagram account at @midmodmidwest, and helps owners of ranch homes remodel their houses through her business of the same name. She sat down with WORT Interim News Director Chali Pittman to talk about her cover […]
Join Alan Anderson at Taliesin’s Hillside Theater for a fascinating evening. This event is made possible by a collaboration with the Wisconsin Humanities Council’s statewide initiative, the Working Lives Project and Talisesin Preservation Inc.. In the early 20th century, some architects, including Wright, designed furniture, stained glass windows, rugs and carpets, lighting, and even china […]
(WORT) — The Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center has been prominent fixture of the Madison skyline for nearly two decades. However, famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright originally proposed Monona Terrace way back in 1939.