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When Frank Lloyd Wright passed away in 1959, he left Florida Southern College with the largest collection of his designs at any one location. The campus, located in Lakeland, Florida, is home to a whopping 12 FLW-designed buildings—just six structures short of the 18 building anthology he had initially envisioned. Well, FSC is in the process of adding six more structures inspired by the storied architect to the central Florida campus. Oh, and did we mention these structures are for cats?
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As it turns out, the FSC campus is home to more than 100 feral cats, many of whom will be relying on these new structures to provide shelter as well as food and drink (basically anything a feline friend may desire.) The six cat cafes, as they are being called, will be constructed out of custom-made concrete blocks, each standing at 5 feet high and 3 feet wide. The cafes were designed by Jeff Baker of Mesick Cohen Wilson Baker Architects of Albany, New York. The firm has worked with FSC in the past, completing restoration work on some of the campuses Wright-designed buildings. The school is working with Rodda Construction to bring the designs to life, while the FSC chapter of Alpha Chi Omega sorority will supply food and watch over the cats in partnership with the SPCA of Florida.
[via The Ledger]