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First Unitarian Society Meetinghouse

Shorewood Hills, Wisconsin
County of Dane.
900 University Bay Dr.
National Register Number: 73000076
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Religious facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: active church.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - August 18, 2004):
An internationally recognized premier example of Frank Lloyd Wright’s late Usonian architecture, unusual for its nonresidential application. Usonian design refers to what Wright termed as an artistic house of low cost for an average citizen of the United States. Considered a highly personal expression of Wright’s own religious faith, the First Unitarian Society Meeting House (built 1949-1952) exemplifies national trends in post-World War II American culture for its suburban location and modernist design.

Condition:
Building overall is in excellent condition.

No changes since the last report. (2004)


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