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Wright Report : Building Updates and Conservancy Action

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Burnham Block has announced its purchase of the Wright-designed two-family home at 2728-30 West Burnham Street in Milwaukee. It is known as Two Flat, Model C, part of Wright’s American System-Built Homes series and built in 1916. All six Wright buildings on the Burnham Block are now in good hands and will be well cared for, according to the nonprofit, which will begin urgent repairs on the…

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REVISED NOMINATION SUBMITTED FOR INSCRIPTION TO WORLD HERITAGE LIST

In mid-November, the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy and participating sites completed a revised nomination to the UNESCO World Heritage List, The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, which includes a group of eight major works designed by Wright located across the country. Spanning his 70-year career, the buildings include Unity Temple, the Frederick C. Robie House, Taliesin, Hollyhock House, Fallingwater, the Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House, Taliesin West and…

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UPDATED: Oboler Complex Ravaged by Woolsey Fire

Photo by Stan Ecklund

UPDATE 2/1/19: The owners of the Oboler Complex in Malibu are among the homeowners suing Southern California Edison Co., blaming the utility for their property losses from the Woolsey Fire. A news report states they “spent millions of dollars restoring a $20 million residential property that included a home designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright just three weeks before the fire, the suit says. The blaze completely destroyed the home…

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Wright Report: Building Updates and Conservancy Action

On Oct. 5, Conservancy Preservation Programs Manager John Waters met at the Pope-Leighey House in Mount Vernon, Virginia, with conservators Pamela Kirschner and Andrew Fearon, National Trust Graham Gund Architect for historic sites Ashley Wilson, and Pope-Leighey representative Peter Christensen. The focus of the discussion was the conservation of the exterior wood at this important Wright-designed public site. Fearon and Kirschner have done extensive work with the conservation of 20th-century wood and…

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