The San Marcos world globe is a part of the Frank Lloyd
Wright CollectionŽ Globes.
In 1928, Frank Lloyd Wright began
creating a major remodeling project of the existing resort, the San
Marcos in the Desert Hotel on the outskirts of Phoenix. The project
was never completed due to the 1929 stock market crash, but the
building design and the interior renderings contain a variety of
interesting furniture and decorative features.
The adapted stand of the San Marcos world globe showcases the 60 degree angled legs and the hexagonal
top of a small accent table. It was designed for the totally new special
Dining Pavilion, bordered by the garden terraces of the San Marcos in
the Desert Hotel, Chandler, Arizona. (Project revised 1936).
San Marcos world globe displays individual U.S. states.
antique style brass-plated
die-cast meridian (ring supporting the globe)
allows the ball to be turned 360°
for easy access to
points of interest
from any possible angle.
The 12" diameter
globe revolves within the meridian ring (East/West), and the meridian
swings within the