#999:  Marin County Civic Center

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Civic Center, San Rafael





State Plaque



From the plaque:

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.'

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the citizens of Marin County. December 31, 1992

©2009 David Schmitt