A long-discussed Wright route through Wisconsin came to fruition earlier this week, when Governor Scott Walker signed a bill Monday to create the Frank Lloyd Wright Heritage Trail. Holding a ceremony at Taliesin, the Governor spoke of the tourism benefits of the motor route, which starts on I-94 near the Illinois border, runs through series of Wright structures in Racine, then heads west, ending at Wright’s famous home and studio.
"The bill we’re signing into law will help visitors to our state easily identify and find Frank Lloyd Wright landmarks, like the one we’re at today," Walker said in a statement. "Wright’s architecture is world-renowned, and these signs will boost tourism even further throughout Wisconsin."
While the bill only appropriates up to $50,000 to provide signage pointing out Wright architecture in the state, it helps bring added attention to the influential architect’s work, especially lesser-known structures. Here’s a map of the trail that you might want to add to your summer road trip plans.Read More