Seth Peterson grew up in Black Earth, Wisconsin. With an early love for Frank’s work. Being close enough to Wright’s aliesin, he frequently visited the property for concerts. The visits further developed the obsession with Frank Lloyd Wright’s work.
The Frank Lloyd Wright, Seth Peterson cottage plans were completed in April 1959. He liked the plans presented and began to hire laborers to construct the Usonian-style square hand-made sandstone, Douglas fir, and cedar roof shingles.
After Seth’s tragic death, the cottage was purchased by a Milwaukee family. Bringing the project to completion, but not up to FLW standards.
Around the same time, another woman named Joyce Kult wrote an article in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about the cabin. Stating its condition and enticing interest in restoration. It was in the perfect position on the land, “like a headstone.”