The Restoration and Sale of the Kalil House

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and constructed in 1955, Stone & Lime Imports was hired to serve as the General Contractor on the Toufic H. Kalil House. The scope of work included building envelope restoration, including the roof replacement and site wall reconstruction. Wright called the building a “Usonian Automatic,” one of just seven built in the United States.

Protecting The Protector: 30-Year Project To Stabilize Historic Fort Jefferson Almost Complete

Seventy miles west of Key West, a group of islands forms the Dry Tortugas. Those islands, and the waters surrounding them, are at the center of a national park with spectacular coral reefs. But the park is best known for its biggest structure. Fort Jefferson was part of a system of coastal fortifications built in the 19th century — and after 30 years of work, it was never finished. The fort had more than 400 guns and a standing garrison of soldiers. But it never engaged in battle.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian Dream

We’ve all heard about it: Florida Southern College is the largest single site of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in the world. To some, that may mean nothing. But, to the thousands of tourists and architectural aficionados who visit Florida Southern’s campus each year, this place holds special meaning. Frank Lloyd Wright was among the world’s most famous and successful architects working in the 20th century. Some of his influential works include the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Fallingwater (a private residence in rural Pennsylvania), Taliesin (his private residence and place of work), and of course, Lakeland’s very own campus collection at Florida Southern College. Amazingly prolific, his professional life spanned more than 70 years.