Preserving the Textile Block at Florida Southern College

In April 2009, World Monuments Fund convened a symposium of historians, architects, conservators, craftsmen, and scientists on the use of concrete textile block construction in the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. The text details the history of the development of this construction system and presents the challenges to the preservation of textile block buildings. The buildings of the campus of Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, are the focus of the publication, while reference is made to houses designed using the textile block system in California. In an appendix, an illustrated guide to the visible signs of textile block deterioration is offered.

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