For everyone following the saga surrounding the effort to save the David & Gladys Wright House near phoenix, AZ here's a bit of good news from Modern Phoenix's Alison King: "The City of Phoenix Historic Preservation Commission voted unanimously to recommend and proceed with pursuing Historic Property designation and Landmark Status of the David Wright House. Nomination now proceeds to Village Planning Commission Meeting next. One voted with reservations, but unanimous nonetheless. Why the reservations? Property owner 8081 Meridian was not present to participate in the process. Several thoughtful and moving speakers took the podium in favor [including Frank Henry, Grady Gammage, Scott Jarson, and the original contractor who built the iconic house.] A good night for preservation. Thanks everyone for your letters and attendance!"
As good as this step is, the battle is not over and the danger of losing this architectural wonder is still very real. Please follow the effort at the Arizona Preservation Foundation, Modern Phoenix, and "Save the David & Gladys Wright House" Facebook pages. Then make sure to support the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy's effort to save this (and many other Wright buildings like it) here. Finally, sign the online petition to add your voice to the effort to save this irreplaceable home!
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