Frank Lloyd Wright Building in San Rafael CA Nominated as a World Heritage Site

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 With homes and buildings designed by prominent architects and builders such as Frank Lloyd Wright, William Wurster, Charles Warren Callister, Raphael Soriano, Claude Oakland, and Joseph Eichler, Marin County reads like a Who’s Who of mid-century modern architecture.  One such building, the Marin Civic Center which was Frank Lloyd Wright’s last piece of work, is gaining world-wide recognition.  Already a state and national landmark, the Marin Civic Center has recently been nominated for a place on the United Nation’s World Heritage list.

The World Heritage List, which is maintained by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), recognizes some of the most notable cultural and natural treasures throughout the world.  Currently there are 851 World Heritage sites in 140 countries.  Twenty sites are located in the United States and include the Statue of Liberty, Yosemite National Park, and the Redwood National and State Parks.  Maybe – just maybe – the Marin Civic Center will be accepted onto the prestigious list.

The Marin Civic Center, located in San Rafael CA, is the centerpiece of the mid-century design that is a prevalent theme in the city’s architecture, although classic and contemporary architecture can be found as well.  Particularly notable are the San Rafael Eichler and mid-century modern neighborhoods in the Lucas Valley and Terra Linda.  Whether you live in Marin or are just visiting, be sure to take a look at our beautiful civic center, and take a drive through our lovely neighborhoods.


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What fantastic news. This building definitely deserves to be preserved and recognized as one of Wrights best works.

Betina Foreman, Realtor Austin Texas

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Do you know who took this photograph? I need to contact the photographer to get reproduction rights. Thanks!

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