Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
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“My little jewel—a miniature Santa Sophia” is how Frank Lloyd Wright described the final major work of his life—the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church (9400 W. Congress St., Wauwatosa, 414/461-9400). Its imposing rondure is a landmark to Milwaukee architecture—a dramatic inverted bowl into which Wright incorporated symbolic golds and blues and the Greek cross. The blue-tiled dome rises 45 feet above the floor and spans 104 feet.
During the most recent update, the congregation was involved in a heated dispute as to whether the original murals should be changed to more, er, “religious” themes. Individual tours are not possible.
© Thomas Huhti from Moon Wisconsin, 5th Edition