Architecture critic Peter Blake wrote in 1960 that “during the 1930s, Wright built four structures of a beauty unexcelled in America before or since.” Three of those are Fallingwater, the Johnson Wax Administrative Building, and Taliesin West. The fourth was the Usonian prototype of which the Rosenbaum House is one of the purest examples.
FAME Recording Studios may have been set in an understated building away from many of the big U.S city recording studios, but by the mid-1960s it was one of the best-known studios in the world! It was the epicentre of a new sound called the “Muscle Shoals Sound” and a haven for singers and songwriters of any colour or creed to record in, even during times of the Civil Rights Movement which affected much of Alabama.
Ivy Green is a historic house museum at 300 West North Commons in Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States. Built in 1820, it was the birthplace and childhood home of Helen Keller, the famous deaf-blind author and speaker. A National Historic Landmark honoring Keller’s life, it is now a museum open to the public.
The Alabama Music Hall of Fame was a dream and goal of the Muscle Shoals Music Association, a Shoals area based professional organization of recording studio owners, producers, musicians, songwriters and other music professionals. In 1980, through their efforts, the State legislature, with leadership of State Senator Bobby Denton, created a state agency, the Alabama Music Hall of Fame Board, with a mandate to honor all of this state’s great music achievers, and to build a facility in which to showcase these talented individuals and their accomplishments.