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For those readers who could not make this year's Wright Plus Housewalk (which took place Saturday May 18, 2013) then you're in luck, the Forest Park Patch will be highlighting houses from the walk all this week. As a start, read about the Goodrich House (an early Wright design) here.
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To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and the 40th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust, which owns and operates the Home and Studio, 2014 is designated as the Legacy Year.
To mark the Legacy Year, the Wright Plus Architectural Housewalk in Oak Park, Ill. on Saturday, May 17, 2014 will be an “All Wright” event featuring eight private homes and three public buildings all designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. More after the jump...
Please join author Kim Bixler for a free multi-media presentation at the Unity Temple on Friday, May 17th at 6:30pm where she will share her stories of living in a Frank Lloyd Wright house. More after the jump...
Celebrate spring and National Historic Preservation Month with the 44th Annual Weekend Tour of Homes, May 18 and 19, 2013, in the Heritage Hill neighborhood of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Join hundreds of old-house lovers who will explore preserved and restored houses in one of the country's largest historic districts. The walk includes eight private homes and two public buildings (including Frank Lloyd Wright's Meyer May House). Find ticket information and photos at here.
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Michael B. sends information about an upcoming neighborhood meeting regarding the development proposal for the remainder of Madison, Wisconsin's Webster Street block (except for one lot adjacent to the Pahl Tire property) which directly affects Frank Lloyd Wright's Robert Lamp House (1903). More after the jump...
Just a reminder: Don't miss the opportunity to tour Frank Lloyd Wright's Blossom House and McArthur House on Saturday, May 11, 2013 as part of a special event hosted by The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy. It's a rare opportunity to see a pair of Wright's early works, enjoy some refreshments, and the chance to meet several knowledgeable members of the Wright community. Plus your tour donation helps support the preservation mission of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy. Details here.
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Sherri S. sends word that on Saturday, May 11, 2013, from 9:30 am - 1 pm there will be a chance to join members of the American Arts Society (a support group of the Milwaukee Art Museum) as they discuss the restoration of the Museum's George Mann Niedecken Fireplace Surround for the Harnischfeger Residence (ca. 1905). Specialist conservator Olaf Unsoeld (Fine Wood Conservation, Ltd., Brooklyn, NY) will be in Milwaukee and will share his assessment and treatment plan for the piece. The day will begin with coffee and pastries, and end with a boxed lunch. $45/person ($40 for American Arts Society Members) Register by May 3. Limited to 30 people. Contact Mel Buchanan 414-224-3281 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Details here.
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Rob Barros sends word that Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians members are invited to tour “Redleaf,” a house in Lakeville designed by John H. Howe, on Saturday, May 18, from 10 am to noon. More info after the jump...
The 600-acre Taliesin Estate, which contains Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic home, is once again awakening from hibernation to welcome tourists. The full tour season begins May 1st and the National Historic site will be open every day through October 31st. Get details and plan your visit here.
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Mark Hertzberg has posted new photos of the restoration work underway at Frank Lloyd Wright's Hardy House in Racine, WI. You still have an opportunity to see this amazing arcitectural icon in person this weekend, thanks to the special tour hosted by Wright in Wisconsin taking place on April 27. Wright in Racine post here; tour details here.
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Mark your calendars: The Michigan Modern Symposium will take place June 13-16, 2013 and features an amazing line-up of tours, lectures, and other events that Mod-lovers will want to experience. Check out the booklet of events here for all the details. Take note—conference registration is limited to 500 participants, so register early or be sorry!
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Linda Eales sent word that Scott W. Perkins, a national expert on Frank Lloyd Wright's work, will be speaking about Wright's SAMARA in West Lafayette, IN and how it relates to the architect’s other Indiana structures. The lecture takes place on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at the Indiana Landmarks Center (1201 Central Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202) and is supported by the Cornelius and Anna O’Brien Lecture Series Concerning Historic Preservation. The event is FREE but you need to RSVP online at samaralecture.eventbrite.com or call 317-639-4534.
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I mentioned last Friday that the limited edition 2013 Wright Plus T-shirt designed by PrairieMod is now available from the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust's ShopWright.com. I figured I'd post a larger image of the artwork so that everyone could get a good look at it and hopefully spur on a buying spree. Every dollar helps the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust's mission to preserve and present the amazing architectural wonders that they are such excellent stewards of. Follow the link to get your t-shirt today before they are all gone!
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I received word that the official 2013 Wright Plus limited edition T-shirts have arrived at the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust. Why so exciting? Well, they just happen to feature a stylized illustration of the Harry Adams House (which is on this year's tour) by your PrairieMod editor. Be sure to get yours while they last and do your part to help support the preservation efforts of the FLWPT. Get your limited edition T-shirt here.
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As reported in Portland Monthly, Larry Woodin, architect and President of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, will be speaking at an April 12, 2013 fundraiser for the Gordon House. Oregon's only Wright building, this Usonian's history is notable in that it was moved from its original location in Wilsonville, OR, to the Oregon Gardens in Silverton. Get tickets here, and see an overview of the house here.
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Spots are filling up for the special April 27, 2013 tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Hardy House in Racine, WI. The event is sponsored by Wright in Wisconsin and will be not only a unique chance to see this iconic Wright design, but also help an organization raise funds to save Wright's works in the state. Get details and tickets here.
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Ron McCrea, author of Building Taliesin: Frank Lloyd Wright's Home of Love and Loss (Paperback: $35.00, ISBN: 978-0-87020-606-1) will discuss the creation of Wright's original Taliesin I in Spring Green, Wis., during a special online Webinar event at 11 a.m. (Central Standard Time, U.S.) Saturday, April 6, 2013 cosponsored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. More after the jump...
Join the Pleasant House Foundation for the second lecture in their series "Unauthorized Anecdotes of Architecture" this Thursday 7:00 p.m. with Terry Tatum sharing stories about his favorite architects. All lectures will be held at Pleasant Home, 217 Home Avenue, Oak Park, IL. Lectures are free of charge and open to the public, but donations are encouraged and greatly appreciated. Visit pleasanthome.org for more information.
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We live in an exciting and extremely complex world, in which the growth of technology has radically changed how we see ourselves in relation to an emerging global metropolis. It’s time, says internationally renowned Dutch architect Wiel Arets, to redefine our map of the world. Widely regarded for his sleek and minimalist geometries, Arets recently joined IIT’s College of Architecture as Dean and splits his time between Chicago and his active design practice in the Netherlands.
Plan on attending Unity Temple Foundation's Break::The::Box 2013 event at Frank Lloyd wright's Unity Temple in Oak Park, IL on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 7 pm where Arets will discuss his new book, Autobiographical References, and how we need to change the way that we look at our world. Get details and purchase tickets here.
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The first in a series of three lectures at the George W. Maher-designed Pleasant Home takes place this Thursday at 7pm. This year's lecture series will cover "Unauthorized Anecdotes of Architecture," and will kick off with Bill Hinchliff sharing stories of his days as a Chicago tour leader. All lectures will be held at Pleasant Home (217 Home Avenue, Oak Park, IL). Lectures are free of charge and open to the public, but donations are encouraged and greatly appreciated. Visit pleasanthome.org for more information.
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Interested in seeing the Arts and Crafts treasures of the UK and saving money? Well you're in luck! The The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust is saving travelers $500 for a limited time if they book a spot by March 31, 2013 on the Travel Wright fall excursion, "From Morris to Mackintosh: British Arts and Crafts", a spectacular journey Sept. 5-14, 2013 through England and Scotland. More after the jump...
For those of you in the Portland, OR, area, Saturday, March 9, 2013 will be the second annual Portland Modern Home Tour. Save $10 by ordering tickets in advance.
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On the evening of Thursday, February 28th, Oak Park music historian David Patterson will re-introduce architecture fans to William C. Wright, the long-neglected yet highly influential composer-father of America’s most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright as part of Unity Temple Restoration Foundation's “Break::the::Box” program series. More after the jump...