Tuesday, July 19, 2005

California Historical Landmark #999

Marin County Civic Center
California State Historical Landmark #999

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This landmark is in the Civic Center, San Rafael, California. There are 13 other California State Historical Landmarks in Marin County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 37° 59.802 W 122° 31.835.

You can log your visit to this landmark at waymark.com.

The Civic Center Complex was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (1869-1959) near the end of his long career. The administration Building was completed in 1962 and the Hall of Justice in 1970. They are the only government buildings designed by the distinguished architect that were ever actually constructed. The project fully embodied Wright's ideal of organic architecture-a synthesis of buildings and landscape. In Wright's words, the structures were planned to 'melt into the sunburnt hills.'

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