Larkin Plaque - Sincerity Humility Courage
Larkin Company Administration Building (1903)
Dimensions 13.75" x .75" x 5.5"
Weight: 4 lbs
Built to serve as the administrative headquarters for the Larkin Company’s burgeoning mail-order soap business, the building was necessarily sited amidst a tangle of railroad lines. At the heart of its cream brick interior, a 76-foot tall skylit courtyard ringed with inscriptions extolling the virtue of labor, provided an almost ecclesiastical light from above (a design element he would revisit in the Unity Temple and the S.C. Johnson Wax Administration Building). Characteristically, Wright designed every aspect of the interior, incorporating many technical innovations such as glass doors, air conditioning, radiant heat, built-in desk furniture and suspended toilet bowls. Despite its demolition in 1950, the Larkin Building remains a modern icon of twentieth century building. - Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
A portion of the proceeds from your purchase will support the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation's mission to preserve Taliesin and Taliesin West for future generations, and inspire society through an understanding and experience of Frank Lloyd Wright's ideas, architecture, and design.