Sept. 22: 50th Anniversary Spring Green Restaurant celebration

Robert Hartmann’s passions when he was growing up included Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture and photography. The result? Thirty historic photos by him of the construction of Wright’s Spring Green Restaurant, the building now known as the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center. It houses the Taliesin Bookstore and Riverview Terrace Cafe. The building also serves as the starting point for all tours of Taliesin.

A free public celebration of the 50th anniversary of the dedication will be held Friday September 22 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with limited food service and a cash bar. A centerpiece of the anniversary celebration is the on-going exhibit of Hartmann’s photos which he never printed until this year. The photo exhibit will be in place through the end of the year.

A selection of Hartmann’s photos is at:

Robert Hartmann, left, and Erik Flesch of Taliesin Preservantion, Inc. / Photo (c) Robert Hartmann