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Conservancy Seeking Proposals To Move Booth Cottage

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy is seeking an individual or group to move, reconstruct and restore the Wright-designed Booth Cottage (1913). This is an opportunity to breathe new life into a significant early Wright structure currently located in Glencoe, Illinois. After being owned by the same family since 1956, the Cottage was recently sold. The site on which it stands is to be redeveloped, and the Conservancy is assisting…

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Hoffman House Owners Donate Preservation Easement to Conservancy

Photo by Patrick J. Mahoney

There is no stronger way to protect a historic property than with a preservation easement. This led Tom Tisch, longtime owner of the Hoffman House in Rye, New York, to investigate easements as he and his wife Alice prepared for the sale of their house in 2018. The Tisch family had meticulously maintained the Hoffman House since they bought it in 1992, and they wanted to protect that investment. They…

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UPDATE: New Owner of Booth Cottage Files for Demolition Permit

UPDATE 5/30: Representatives of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, the Chairman of the Village of Glencoe’s Historic Preservation Commission and Village staff met with the new owner of the Booth Cottage on Thursday, May 30, to discuss potential alternatives to demolition. The new owners have commenced the process of applying for a demolition permit for the structure; however, they have also indicated an interest in exploring alternatives to demolition….

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Sold: Booth Cottage in Suburban Chicago

The sale of the Wright-designed Booth Cottage in Glencoe to new owners for the first time in 60 years closed on May 9. The sale price was reported as $555,000. The Conservancy has reached out directly to the new owners, and we are hoping for a beneficial conversation with them about the importance of preserving the Booth Cottage. According to an article in the Chicago Tribune on May 14: “Public…

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Lindholm House Reopens in Pennsylvania

In April 2016 the Conservancy brokered the move of the R.W. Lindholm House, designed by Wright in 1952, from Cloquet, Minnesota, to Polymath Park in Acme, Pennsylvania, to ensure its preservation. In April 2019, Conservancy Executive Director Barbara Gordon and multiple Conservancy board members attended a grand opening celebration for the beautifully reconstructed house. The house was donated by owners Julene and Peter McKinney (a grandson of original owners Ray…

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