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22 October - 3 November 2014 Florence, AL - Columbus, MS

Our week spent in Florence, AL, was a pleasure.  Eva, owner/dock master of Florence Harbor Marina, got our week of to a terrific start with her lively and animated personality. 
    The city of Florence is extremely fortunate to have one of the Frank Lloyd Wright designed homes, of which they've adopted for its care and maintenance.   It has been called one of the purest examples of Wright's Usonian design. This 1500 square foot home was designed and built of cypress, glass, and brick for Stanley and Mildred Rosenbaum.    Interestingly enough, our docent was a student in Mr. Rosenbaum's English class at the University of North Alabama which also calls Florence, "home".

     Mr. Wright thought that if Pullman train cars were adequate size-wise, that a home could be just that compact.  Below is Mrs. Rosenbaum's minuscule kitchen.

     This design (?) is oft repeated throughout the home as window frames, room dividers, and other fascinating accents.

     The fo…