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Marin Center

10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903-5204
+1 415-499-6400
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Interesting trivia about this building for Frank Lloyd Wright fans

You may know that the Marin County Civic Center is the largest building architectural superstar... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
SGersh
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San Rafael, California
Frank Lloyd Wright building a masterpiece...

This building is somewhere I have been many times. Most of my trips have been for dealing with... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Tighe O
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San Rafael, California
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10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903-5204
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

You may know that the Marin County Civic Center is the largest building architectural superstar Frank Lloyd Wright ever designed (he died before it was built). And you may also know that the building was a location for George Lucas' film THX 1138 (George is...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This building is somewhere I have been many times. Most of my trips have been for dealing with some business stuff and traffic tickets, but it also has a great library. It is featured in the movie Gattica, with Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke, and...More

Thank Tighe O
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Ratings are always a hard call. A favorite burger place gets five stars from people, and so does the French Laundry. Kind of comparing apples to oranges. This building is not a five star in terms of excitement and wonder, but if you are interested...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Even if you are not going to the Permit Center for a Building Permit, it is a worthwhile building to check out. The interior skylight lite courtyards are still very dramatic in this vintage Frank Lloyd Wright designed complex that even has a Library.

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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Check out Farmer's Market on Sunday and then walk across interior road to Lagoon Park for stroll around the lake and eat some of your Market food. Fisher people were catching Carp and Bass and kids don't need a license. We made two circles of...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

While I do drop into CC to conduct a piece of business the fact is I worked in the building for a good portion of my career. The is a special building and one of few if not only government building built by Frank Lloyd...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

The architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright reveals that he was far beyond his time in his life.Everywhere throughout the buildings and landscape is a thoughtful and useful curve or line.The library open to the public is the most comfortable space with history displayed on the...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Docent tours of this Frank Lloyd Wright designed building take place every Wednesday morning at 10.30. It costs $10 and reservations are not required. Our guide Joel was very well informed and the tour was fascinating, it included the chamber and the library. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 20 January 2017

I have been in Architecture for 30 years. Frank Lloyd Wrights was a master. Even if you don't take the official tour, which I would recommend. The art of his building is fascinating. The details that are continually carried through to the smallest details in...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2017

The Civic Center itself is well worth a short visit, especially if one is a fan of Frank Loyd Wright - a building unusual in its day and still quite out of the ordinary today. The Sunday Farmers market is one of the best and...More

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