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K-State Today

April 4, 2011



Architecture professor to talk about the day Frank Lloyd Wright came to K-State

By Mick Charney

World famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the old Auditorium of then Kansas State College in April 1952.

The Riley County Historical Society has invited Mick Charney, associate professor of architecture, to talk about the day world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright came to Manhattan in April 1952. Wright came to deliver a lecture at then Kansas State College at the request of architecture students and faculty. 

Charney's research has uncovered why the master builder had been invited to K-State, what he had to say about the town and the college, what he did while in town, where he stayed and his very personal link to Manhattan.

Charney's presentation at the Riley County Historical Society dinner meeting will take place in the community room of the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 5. No reservations are needed to attend the program, but reservations are needed to attend the dinner that will precede Charney's talk. Contact the Riley County Historical Society and Museum for more infomation at 785-565-6490.