William H.Danforth Chapel, Lakeland

William H.Danforth Chapel

A few more details of the Frank Lloyd Wright blocks at the Southern Florida College, Lakeland. The William H.Danforth Chapel has simpler blocks than in the adjacent Annie Pfeiffer Chapel shown in previous posts. There is the same stack bond and cavity wall but the surface elaborations are simpler. The Annie Pfeiffer Chapel blocks carry a figure that runs across pairs of blocks horizontally. In the William H.Danforth Chapel the horizontal joint is not where you might immediately expect, but sits just above the horizontal indent to form a subtle second subdivision, so the figure of the blocks is connected vertically. You can see this most clearly on the corner detail. It was completed in 1955.

William H.Danforth Chapel

William H.Danforth Chapel

William H.Danforth Chapel

William H.Danforth Chapel

Above: the Annie Pfeiffer Chapel is to the left with the William H.Danforth Chapel behind it

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