Frank Lloyd Wright: A Wisconsin Original Lecture

Still Bend, Frank Lloyd Wright's Bernard Schwartz House

Saturday, April 15, 2017

1-2 pm

Presented by Michael Ditmer, co-owner and manager of Still Bend, a 1940 Frank Lloyd Wright designed house in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.  Through photos, Ditmer will describe the Bernard Schwartz House, Frank

EnlargeThis is an image of Michael Ditmer, co-owner and manager of Still Bend in Two Rivers, WI.

Michael Ditmer, Co-owner and Manager of Still Bend, the Bernard Schwartz House in Two Rivers, WI.

When the opportunity to purchase the Bernard Schwartz House in Two Rivers, WI presented itself, Michael teamed up with his brother Gary to purchase and restore this important work by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Lloyd Wright's built version of his Life Magazine "Dream House" design from 1938.  The Schwartz House is one of the few Wright homes that allow guests to spend the night.  This property is believed to have the oldest, continuously operating in-floor heating systems in the country. 

"Still Bend, Frank Lloyd Wright's Bernard Schwartz House" is part of a series of monthly programs which will be offered as part of Wade House's year-long celebration of the life of Frank Lloyd Wright.  The next program in the "Frank Lloyd Wright:  A Wisconsin Original" speaker series will be on Thursday, May 11 at 7 p.m. 

In addition to the Frank Lloyd Wright program series,

EnlargeThis is an image of the interior of the Bernard Schwartz House.

Still Bend, Wright's Bernard Schwartz House

Two Rivers, WI. Interior of Bernard Schwartz House. Photo courtesy of Andrew Pielage.

the site will honor the legendary architect's birthday by unveiling one of Wright's carriages, a roof-seat omnibus, which was restored by Wesley Jung in 1967 and is part of our Wesley W. Jung Carriage Collection. The omnibus will be unveiled on June 8th in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the architect's birth, and the activity will coincide with the opening of a temporary exhibit titled "A Taliesin Album:  Rare Photographs of Frank Lloyd Wright's First Spring Green Home", which will be on display at Wade House through the end of October.

 

Location

Wade House
Wade House Historic Site, W7965 State Hwy 23
Greenbush, WI 53026

Location Information

Wade House, an 1850s stagecoach inn built to serve traffic along the plank road that connected Fond du Lac and Sheboygan, tells the story of frontier entrepreneur Sylvanus Wade and his family during the Civil War years. In addition to the inn, the historic site includes the recently reconstructed Herrling sawmill, one of the few working, water-powered sawmills of its kind in the nation. Wade House is also home to the Wesley Jung Carriage Museum, which houses the state's largest collection of antique carriages and working wagons.

Accessibility Information

Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals requiring wheelchairs for mobility. Call ahead to make arrangements.