Margo S. sends a link to a story published on Curbed.com, about the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Bachman-Wilson House, its move from New Jersey to the Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas, and the painstaking process of transporting and reconstructing it. Read it here.
Image © Tarantino Studio; courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.
The Chicago Tribune reports that news that the Harry Robinson-designed Paul F. Victor House, built in 1919 in River Forest, IL was quickly torn down at the end of September. After such a swift and senseless loss of a historic property, the River Forest Historic Preservation Commission is proposing several changes that will hopefully prevent quick tear downs of significant works in the future. Read more here.
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Yesterday was a busy and exciting day for Frank Lloyd Wright-enthusiasts. The announcement of finding a positively identified (and factually supported) new Wright House is big news. Now, Frank Lloyd Wright in Wisconsin is offering its members a chance to tour the new American System-Built House in Madison this Sunday! More info after the jump...
Frank Lloyd Wright in Wisconsin announces that another Wright-designed American System-Built Home has been positively identified in Madison, WI. Discovering a previously undocumented Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building is an infrequent occurrence. Identifying two in the same year is even more remarkable, especially two in the same state. Find out the details after the jump...
Mark Hertzberg sends a link to an article in the Journal Times about a Racine County judge's recent to raised the fines being levied on the Edgar Tafel-designed Carl Albert House rehab, but stopped short of granting a village attorney’s request to demolish the house if work isn’t completed by October 30th. Read more about the contentious situation here.
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David Patterson sends word that on Thursday, October 22nd, at 7:00, he'll be giving a talk called "Frank Lloyd Wright, 'Organicism,' and the Long Shadow of Beethoven" at the historic Second Presbyterian Church on 1936 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago. The talk is preceded by a reception beginning at 6:00pm. The church itself is an extraordinary space -- the most complete Arts and Crafts church in the United States, I'm told. Its congregation once included the Wackers, the Pullmans, and a number of other Prairie Avenue types. I'd encourage you to come even if just to see the space! More info at left and here.
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DNAinfo.com reports that the city of Chicago accidentally posted a stop work order for window replacement not authorized by the Landmarks Commission on the Wright-designed McArthur House, but posted the big orange sign in front of the Wright-designed Blossom House next door. Given the shocking dilapidated state of the Blossom House, the mix-up is understandable. Read more here.
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The 2015 Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Conference officially ended last night with the Gala Dinner, but since we were in Milwaukee and getting ready to head back home, I thought we'd swing by the historic Pabst Brewery's Blue Ribbon Hall to see the remarkable Edgar Miller frescoes inside. See more after the jump...
It was an gray, overcast Autumn day in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but still a great afternoon to enjoy a tour of amazing architecture during the 2015 Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Annual Conference. More after the jump...
Zachary M. and David J. send word that Joniece Frank, daughter of Frankoma Pottery founders daughter of John and Grace Lee Frank, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at the age of 77-years-old. She lived with her sister, Donna, in the Bruce Goff-designed Frank House in Sapulpa, OK until her passing. Read more about her life and work here.
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Day 2 of the 2015 Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Annual Conference in Milwaukee, WI was another one chock full of wonderful preservation-related discussions and amazing afternoon tours. Get all the details after the jump...
On Wednesday we reported about the fantastic Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy pre-conference tour to the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Bernard Schwartz House (aka "Still Bend") in Two Rivers, WI. The Herald Times of Manitowoc, WI was there as well to cover the event and recently followed-up with an article highlighting the home and the efforts to preserve it. Read it here.
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The first full day of the 2015 Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Annual Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was full of thought-provoking lectures, panel discussions, and amazing tours of Wright architecture. Get the details and see photos after the jump...
We arrived in downtown Milwaukee this evening filled with anticipation in advance of the first full day of activities for the 2015 Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Annual Conference, which kicks off tomorrow morning.
As a special treat to kick things off, we have a report from the pre-conference tour that took place earlier today. Several lucky conference attendees had a chance to enjoy a roaming tour and picnic lunch at Frank Lloyd Wright's 1939 Bernard Schwartz House (aka "Still Bend") in Two Rivers, WI.
Michael Ditmer, one of the owners of the Usonian home, sent word that they took the opportunity to turn the event into a 75th anniversary celebration for the Schwartz House with a fancy cake and special surprise unveiling. Find out more after the jump...
Newson6.com reports that the Bruce Goff-designed Tulsa Club building, which has had a tortured history of fires, vacancy, and vandalism, was recently sold to Tulsa-based Ross Group for $1.5 million. The new buyers have not expressed their plans for the building, but we strongly hope it includes restoring it back to its former Art Deco splendor. More here.
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