The Architecture of Rush Creek Village

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The Architecture of Rush Creek Village is a videorecording. It is 38 minutes and 35 seconds long.

It was created in 2000.

Dorothy Hogan is the Filmmaker.

This video offers look at Rush Creek Village in Worthington, Ohio. Two of the Village's founders, Martha Wakefield and Theodore van Fossen, talk about the beginning of Rush Creek Village and the philosophy behind it.

Rush Creek Village is the largest community in the United States to embrace organic architecture, based on the principles of Frank Lloyd Wright. Construction of the community began in 1954 with the home of Martha and Richard Wakefield, and eventually grew to 51 homes. The neighborhood, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003, has been featured in "House Beautiful," "Architectural Digest," "The Columbus Dispatch" and "The New York Times."

In 1997, Martha Wakefield was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Architects. She was also responsible for the founding and development of Highbanks Metro Park, located north of Worthington.

You can find the original at Worthington Libraries.

This file was reformatted digital in the format video/mpeg.

The Worthington Memory identification code is wpl0132.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on March 31, 2016. It was last updated June 29, 2019.