Madison in the Sixties – the first week of June, 1961 Two months after businessman Henry Reynolds was elected mayor on a platform of killing the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Monona Terrace civic center, the Auditorium Committee dominated by his appointees votes to do just that. With pro-Monona Terrace members appointed by former mayor Ivan Nestingen […]
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 […]
(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.