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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Special Architectural Photos Are Now Online

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For Immediate Release
October 17, 2011

Alycia Aldrich
Utah State History
(801) 533-3556

Claudia Nakano, Communications Director
Utah Department of Community and Culture
(801) 859-8443

Special Architectural Photos Are Now Online

A unique group of architectural photos are now online and available to the public.  Taylor Woolley, a Utah architect who worked under Frank Lloyd Wright for a time, helped in the construction of Wright’s famous Taliesen I home in Spring Green, Wisconsin, during 1911-1912.  He took photographs of the construction, and they became part of Utah State History’s photograph collection.

According to State History Research and Collections Coordinator Doug Misner, “The Taylor Woolley photographs are an important collection in our holdings and we're very pleased through digitization we can make them available to a broader audience.”  The collection is available online at http://history.utah.gov/research_and_collections/photos/woolley.html <http://history.utah.gov/research_and_collections/photos/woolley.html> .

The collection includes some unique images of the construction of Taliesin I, both interior and exterior, as well as images showing the intricate details of the home. The collection also documents Woolley’s architectural career in Utah with images of his business associates and building projects.

Architectural historian Peter L. Goss said, “Taylor Woolley’s photos are a further example of Woolley’s photographic documentation of significant events in the early life of Frank Lloyd Wright.  This collection of photos is fascinating not only for its connection to Frank Lloyd Wright, but also for its look at how an architect in the early 20th century saw the architecture and interior design of his day.” Goss, a former member of the Utah Board of State History and fellow of the Utah State Historical Society, assisted State History in making the collection available to the public.

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State History serves the citizens of Utah by helping to make history accessible, exciting, and relevant—and integral to the economy and culture of the state. State History is a division of the Utah Department of Community and Culture (www.community.utah.gov <http://www.community.utah.gov/> ).

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