No architecture forum, so this will have to do.
How many of you have ever heard, seen pictures of or visited in person this landmark house? The House On the Rock?
As a child, I had an affinity for building things out of my Lego's and Lincoln Log's for hours on end. I had to have someplace for my collection of
5000 Matchbox Cars, at least it seemed like that much at the time.
I took over the playroom in our split level house, where my 2 sisters and soon to be little brother, along with my parents and housekeeper, Nora, were
explicitly forbidden from going anywhere near my architectural creations.
I had built entire cities, that were Ginormous, with buildings, garages and houses and they had lakes and rivers with bridges running through them
with train tracks and trains, airports and planes, boats on the water, highways and cars were everywhere and lots of trees with some mountains,
I made little people and pets to play with. It was my version of Disney Land. There was no Disney World yet, that is another story for another day,
(one of the first visitors to Epcot Center, BTW). I called my fantasy land EDDIE WORLD (not to be confused with Wally World)!
Any-who, I was watching an episode of American Pickers, one of the few reality shows I can stomach (as shared here in another thread entitled),
Reality MY butt @ www.abovetopsecret.com...
, and they went to The House On The Rock for a pick.
It was a fun episode. You can watch it here if you like, AMERICAN PICKERS - S16E14 @
This house was amazing, not amazing in a Frank Lloyd Wright (born Frank Lincoln
, kind of way, but just the amount of time and effort placed on building and building and building was phenomenal.
The owner even found a way to fund it, while it was being built, as a tourist attraction. He used any money he made to keep building. Kind of like
me and my Lego-Log EDDIE WORLD, I was always adding on and building more with any allowance I got, to the craft store for more supplies we would go,
any Saturday Daddy could take me.
My fascination with architecture was one I always thought I would stick with, but things change and plans crumble (pun intended), still, I am
interested. I just thought I would someday be an architect and build some real magnificent buildings with my name on them or something.
Well enjoy the video if you care to watch it. I am sure the real thing would be much more exciting, but at least you will have an idea.
The House on the Rock
5754 State Road 23
Spring Green, WI
Their website is @ The Resort l The Attraction l The Inn
Road trip anyone?
Here is the map! Pretty much a straight shot right up 55 and then 57 the rest of the way!
And some pictures can be found here to get you started
I did my best to present this to you, hope you enjoy it!
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