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Architecture Travel: Unpronounceable, Unforgettable Bogk
Hello Wisconsin! Decades before actual rock stars roamed the Earth, Frank Lloyd Wright was the artist in the papers for drugs, divorce and loose morals. Amid the especially turbulent "lost years" of 1910-1922, Wright found the time to return to his native Wisconsin to design the elegant Bogk House in Milwaukee. Painstakingly preserved and still stocked with original FLW designed furnishings, the home is set to delight Wright fans with a fundraiser evening on November 10th, 2007.
According to the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy:
The Bogk House, built in 1916, embodies a sophisticated balance of horizontal and vertical lines. Its' wide overhanging roof and elegant façade reflect the influence of Wright's concurrent project the Imperial Hotel in Japan.
The event on November 10 will feature wine and hors d'oeuvres to accompany conversation with distinguished authorities on the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Proceeds will go to the nonprofit Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin organization. At $100 a ticket, the Bogk House offers a somewhat classier venue to get your Wisconsin art star fix than camping outside Steve Miller's boyhood home--though there's probably less chance of group sing-a-longs of "Keep On A-Rockin' Me Baby."
[Photo: Wright in Wisconsin]