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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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Nelson also sends word that the Vancouver home of famed Canadian Modern architect, Arthur Erickson, is in danger of being lost if the Foundation that carries his name cannot come up with the money to cover extensive debts incurred at the end of the architect's life. Read more about it here.
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The new owners of the Harry F. Robinson-designed Nichols House (1917) in Naperville, IL have been kind enough to share tons of photos from their recent renovation of the home on Facebook. See them here.
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The globegazette.com reports that three original art glass windows from the Louis H. Sullivan-designed Henry Adams Building in Algona, IA (1913) are being returned to it after 30 years of separation. It's all part of the ongoing restoration efforts for the building , which now serves as the Algona Chamber of Commerce. Read more here.
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The Chicago Architecture Blog discovered that a demolition permit has been issued for the Bertrand Goldberg-designed Prentice Womens Hospital. The earliest Northwestern University could begin the destruction of this Modernist work would be March 28, 2013. It's a sad and wasteful end to this story. Read more here.
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AZCentral.com reports that the Phoenix City Council has approved a plan to preserve seven Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings throughout the city. The plan will include outreach to owners of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings and assistance in the long-term preservation of those properties. Read more about this important preservation initiative here.
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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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Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust volunteers present world-class historic sites and their neighborhoods to an international audience, cultivate long-lasting relationships and receive ongoing education and training on topics related to history, design and Frank Lloyd Wright. The FLWPT will hold training sessions in March and April for volunteer interpreters to lead tours at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park, IL. Details after the jump...
This week we've been remembering the loss of Bruce Goff's masterpiece for client Joe D. Price, Shin'enKan (1956, 1966, 1974), which was destroyed by arson in 1996. As mentioned in an earlier post this week, the property the house once stood on is being prepped to make way for a new house, thus completely erasing the remenants of this once stunning home.
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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I wanted to update PrairieMod readers on the efforts to raise the funds needed to restore the Bruce Goff-designed Sooner Park Play Tower in Bartlesville, OK. Almost $4000 has been raised (likely helped by generous PrairieMod readers) but there's still a ways to go to reach the goal amount needed. Please follow the link and donate whatever you can towards this excellent cause to save a unique work of Modern architecture.
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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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Two 1892 "Bootleg" designs by Frank Lloyd Wright for sale in the Chicago neighborhood of Kenwood (The Warren McArthur and George Blossom House) have had their asking prices slashed by $200,000 each. From the posted photos, they both appear in beautiful shape, so hopefully sensative and preservation-minded buyers will snap these early Wright designs up! More info here.
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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...
The New York Times reports that Italian architect Paolo Bulletti has been discussing the possibility of transporting the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Bachman Wilson House (1954) from its current flood-prone site in New Jersey to the hills of Fiesole, near Florence, Italy. It may not be as far-fetched as it sounds, if a buyer with the money to move the Usonian can be found. Read more here.
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Last Sunday February 17, 2013 marked the celebration of Alfonso Iannelli's 125th birthday and a fantastic time was has by all at the Iannelli Home & Studio in Park Ridge, IL. The Kalo Foundation hosted a sold-out crowd there to enjoy some birthday cake and two excellent presentations by Tim Samuelson, Cultural Historian for the city of Chicago. More after the jump...