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There’s No Other House In The World Like This One In Alabama

The Rosenbaum House is the only structure in Alabama designed by Frank Lloyd Wright – one of America’s most influential architects and interior designers of our time. It’s also the only Frank Lloyd Wright house in the Southeast that’s open to the public.

This particular style of house (Usonian) was offered by Wright as a low-cost home for middle-class families. With Wright’s affordable design plans, a young family could build their own home.

As a wedding present from Stanley Rosenbaum’s parents, he and his lovely bride-to-be, Mildred Bookholtz, received $7,500 and a piece of property to build a house. Their house was built in 1939 and originally consisted of 1,540 sq. ft. With the addition of four sons, the Rosenbaums contacted Wright to design an addition for their house. In 1948, the new addition, which consisted of 1,084 sq. ft., was added. By looking at the house, you can’t even tell an addition was ever made. What made Usonian-designed houses truly unique is that they could literally grow with your family.

Until 1999, the Rosenbaums were the sole owners and occupants of the house. The city of Florence acquired the house during that year and developed a plan to restore it. Today, the Rosenbaum House is a public museum. Surprisingly, people from all over the world come to visit this historic house, but many locals aren’t aware it exists.

The next time you’re in North Alabama, specifically Florence, you should definitely make plans to tour the Rosenbaum House. You’ll never see another house quite like it. Guaranteed!

Address:

Rosenbaum House
601 Riverview Dr
Florence, AL 35630

Hours:

Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm

Sunday, 1pm-4pm

Price:

$8 Adults

$5 Seniors and Students

*Be sure to visit the Rosenbaum House’s website for additional information.

If you’ve ever toured the Rosenbaum House, let us know in the comments below!

Jennifer
Jennifer is the Alabama staff writer for Only In Your State.