The Frank Lloyd Wright designed Chapel at Florida Southern College.
I'm a big fan of Frank Lloyd Wright but only just recently made the 1 3/4 hour drive to Florida Southern College that was designed by the acclaimed architect. This little known Florida treasure is a must see if you like unique architectural details, historic buildings and designs that acknowledge the surroundings.
The chapel (photo above) was especially captivating, with the use of red and yellow bands of stained glass that created a magical light in the nave. Many small openings with stained glass inserts are incorporated into the back walls of the vestibule creating light beams of red, yellow and blue.
Here is a link to a blog by Nat Chard that has great photos of the stained glass inserts. He also has photos of architectural details on the exterior of the Annie Pfeiffer Chapel.
My wife in the very red vestibule.
Florida Southern College map.
A family reunion near the city of White Springs, Florida 15 years ago gave me inspiration to explore my artistic side. While taking in the sights of this quaint little town we came across a large antique store that had well over 50 farmhouse windows with stained glass motifs. After much debating we decided on this one, representing what I think is earths abundance.
Several years later I sold my first piece. Blue, gold and black stained glass mosaic pieces glued and grouted to a clear glass vase.