We recently received an update to the exciting work being done at Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House. Read all about it after the jump...
As stated in a recent Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust Pres realease:
"Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House Accelerates Restoration in Preparation of Centennial Celebration
As Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House enters the final phase of an historic decade-long restoration, the icon of modern architecture will undergo a significant acceleration to the restoration construction to prepare for the home’s 100th anniversary in 2010.
The final phase of the restoration includes virtually every interior space of the world renowned architectural masterpiece. Restoring the Robie House to its original 1910 appearance has been a principle objective for the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust since it assumed management of the historic home in 1997.
“We are thrilled to present the Robie House to the public as a completely restored architectural house museum for the first time in the building’s history,” said Joan B. Mercuri, President and CEO of the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust. “The recent acceleration of restoration work will allow us to celebrate the 100th anniversary with the public in a way the home has never before been seen, through dynamic programming and innovative experiences.“
To accommodate the magnitude of the interior restoration construction and maintain a safe guest environment, tour offerings at the Robie House will be limited November 1, 2008 through October 31, 2009. Public tours will be conducted Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and advanced ticket purchases are recommended. Tickets are available at GoWright.org and 1-800-514-ETIX (3849).
In final preparation for the museum’s reopening as a fully restored architectural house museum on May 1, 2010, the Robie House will be closed to public access November 1, 2009 though April 30, 2010. Beginning May 1, 2010, tours and programming at the restored Robie House will offer expanded public access, inspirational education opportunities, engaging tour, event, and performance experiences, and more."
For more info, check out GoWright.org.
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