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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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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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Wright Report: Building Updates and Conservancy Action

Photo by Patrick J. Mahoney

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy is happy to announce that it now holds a preservation easement on the Hoffman House in Rye, New York. The house was sold in mid-March, and the previous owner encouraged the new owner to donate an easement to the Conservancy as a part of the sales agreement. We thank both parties and look forward to a positive relationship with the new owner. The St. Louis…

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Developer Cancels High-Rise Near Unity Temple

Photo by Tom Rossiter

On March 22, in a letter directed to the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, Unity Temple Restoration Foundation, Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation, and Landmarks Illinois, a senior representative of Golub & Company LLC gave notice of the developer’s decision to terminate its efforts to redevelop the land at 835 W. Lake St. in Oak Park, less than half a block from the Wright-designed Unity Temple. The letter acknowledged that…

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