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High-Rise Proposed Near Unity Temple

Photo by Tom Rossiter

UPDATE 12/6/18: Mayor Abu-Taleb of Oak Park states “that Unity Temple is “one of the crown jewels of the community” and that any development on the site of the U.S. Bank building “addresses the concerns of this monument.” Read more here. A new high-rise development is being proposed in Oak Park, Illinois, less than a half block away from Wright’s Unity Temple at 835 Lake Street. It would become the tallest…

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Wright Site Directors Gather at Wingspread

From March 26-28, 37 participants representing 33 sites gathered for The Wright Sesquicentennial and Beyond: The Wright Site Directors Summit at Wingspread. Last convened in 2014, this retreat was jointly hosted by the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread. The Johnson Foundation generously provided all meeting facilities, hospitality, meals and lodging. The Conservancy’s Public Sites Committee and chair Scott Perkins selected the speaker lineup…

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PUBLIC SITE DIRECTORS SUMMIT AT WINGSPREAD SCHEDULED FOR MARCH

In 2017, Wright public sites around the country celebrated the 150th anniversary of Wright’s birth with exhibitions, special tours, publications and new ideas. Building upon the momentum of the past year, the directors of Wright public sites across the country have once again been invited to attend a collaborative three-day summit jointly organized by the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and The Johnson Foundation at…

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