May 27, 2015

CONTACT: Rep. Todd Novak 608.266.7502

Rep. Novak Announces Creation of Frank Lloyd Wright Heritage Trail

Trail Will Draw Tourists to Wright Sites across Wisconsin

MADISON – Today, Representative Todd Novak (Dodgeville) announced that the legislative Joint Finance Committee (JFC) moved to approve a plan that would create a driving, heritage trail through the state, highlighting the architectural works of Wisconsin native Frank Lloyd Wright. Showcasing many of the Wright-designed buildings across the state, the new trail will provide a clear guide for tourists looking to visit these sites in communities from Iowa County to Kenosha County.

“As a lifelong resident of southwest Wisconsin, I know how lucky we are to be able to enjoy the many architectural wonders of Spring Green’s own, Frank Lloyd Wright,” said Rep. Novak. “With the creation of the Frank Lloyd Wright Heritage Trail, we’ll be able to highlight his many impressive works while also bringing tourism dollars right back to our communities.”

Spanning from Interstate 94 in Kenosha County all the way to Wright’s famed-home, Taliesin, in Spring Green, the trail is designed to highlight the many buildings designed by Wright in southwest Wisconsin. The project, which will be supported within the Department of Tourism’s marketing budget, will help to provide signage along the route and direct motorists to nearby Wright landmarks.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to show off these extraordinary buildings, embedded in the fabric of our communities, to visitors from across the state,” said Novak. “I want to thank my colleagues on the Joint Finance Committee for helping me initiate this effort, and I look forward to welcoming its many visitors to southwest Wisconsin.”

The state budget is currently being considered by the Joint Legislative Finance Committee. It is expected to come before the full state Assembly for consideration in June.