Sunday, November 28, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wisconsin River outside Spring Green

The Wisconsin River. On the other shore is the Frank Lloyd Wright visitor center, gift shop and restaurant.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The General Store and Albany Street Shops in Spring Green

The General Store  Great food and unique gifts, live music etc.


One of my favorite places to shop for unique stuff!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Downtown Spring Green

Frank Lloyd Wright inspired bank.

 Main Street Spring Green

A little bit of everything

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Gotham Wisconsin....But I didn't see Batman anywhere! But there was a small tavern named The Bat Cave. I didn't go inside..

The name Gotham came from Captain M.W. Gotham (1842-1902), the friend of one of the local store owners. Gotham died with his sons, Lucius and Myron, during a violent storm in the Great Lakes in 1902.
[Source: "1903 Lake Erie Storm Gave Gotham its Name," Milwaukee Sentinel, June 11, 1965]

Friday, November 12, 2010

Early November Morning

Thanks to Daylight Savings Time, I am on my way to work in the dark.  I was just a bit late the other morning and this is what I saw on my way to the garage.  Well worth being a little later, and taking a couple of pictures.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Old Helena Cemetery


This cemetery is not visible from the road in the summer.  Helena in the mid-1850s was a thriving community, but when the railroad went through Spring Green instead of Helena, and the Shot Tower was no longer needed to produce lead shot, the area became an unincorporated area, and has fewer than 50 residents. 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Arena Main Street

Except for the muddy street, it looks about the same today.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hyde Mill

Located in Hyde Wisconsin and is still working.  On the banks of Mill Creek, which runs around Coon Rock.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Unity Chapel and Graveyard

Unity Chapel near Taliesen.  The chapel and cemetery were part of the Lloyd/Jones (FLW's mother) Family Estate.  FLW was the draftsman and construction manager in 1886.  This was one of his first designs.


After leaving his wife and six children, Frank Lloyd Wright began a scandalous relationship with Mamah Cheney. Their relationship ended tragically when Mamah and her two children, along with four other people, were murdered at Taliesin. She was buried in the cemetery under a tree with a very small stone.  This is the Unity Chapel cemetery that Frank L Wright was buried in and most of his mother's family as well. The stone was a later addition, her grave was unmarked during most of FLW's life. 
A view of the Frank Lloyd Wright gravesite and Unity Chapel.  FLWright's body was removed from this site, but the grave marker still exists.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Taliesen View

  A View of Taliesen from the Road.... Note all of the catwalks to look over the land.

Friday, November 5, 2010

A Blustery November Day



The Township is stocking up on sand for the winter!  Already?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Brisbane House

Brisbane House

Dr. William Brisbane, a southerner, came to Arena with his family and servants in 1854.  He was convinced that slavery was wrong and freed all of his slaves, some of which accompanied him to Arena.  He built the 3 story stone Brisbane house which is presently owned and occupied by Inez learn, a member of the Arena Historians.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Maze? Maize?

This must be a "Blonde Maze"  Where's the maize (corn)?


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