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The Wright Time Film Showing

Brought to you by The Shasta Historical Society

Back by popular demand, there will be a second showing of the locally-produced documentary "The Wright Time." In 1957, while Frank Lloyd Wright was overseeing the design of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, he responded to an inquiry regarding a request to design a church in Redding, California, a community with a population at the time of only 12,000 people. After a year-long search and frustrating interviews with eight other architects, Pilgrim Congregational Church building committee member and architect himself, Merrill Doud, reported that Mr. Wright responded with: “Tell the people of the little church that I will help them out.” Mr. Wright was impressed by the emotion of a committee document that was entitled: “What Our Building Must Express”. Frank Lloyd Wright has long been regarded as America's greatest architect. Wright designed over 1,000 buildings during his 70-year career. However, only 10 of those structures were houses of worship. The Redding Pilgrim Congregational Church was the last one that Wright designed before his death in April of 1959. A locally-produced film documents the story of the building from concept to completion through the eyes of those who devotedly worked to transform their dream into a reality. This will be the last public showing. *Photo courtesy of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
Date & Time
  • April 18, 2014
  • 7:00PM - 8:00PM
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