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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Delusions of Glanzer: A Preservationist’s Tale

By Steve Sikora, Owner, Willey House

The first time I laid eyes on Harvey Glanzer was Valentine’s Day morning, of 2002. A small, indistinct silhouette, he emerged to greet us from the dimly lit living room of the Willey House in Minneapolis. Outside, a bitter February was ever so slightly tempered by the rising sun. But inside, the climate was that of a glacial cave. Harvey struck me like J. R. R. Tolkien’s Gollum, perfectly at…

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Register Now for Wright in Idaho, June 22-23

After a successful sold-out event in 2016, the Conservancy will return to Idaho June 22-23 for a special fundraiser dinner at Teater’s Knoll (1952), Wright in Idaho. The owner of the rarely opened, beautifully restored Wright-designed house will conduct a personal tour, followed by a seated gourmet dinner in the house and breathtaking sunset views. The next day we’ll tour some of the most remarkable contemporary houses in the Sun…

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Program Announced for Out and About Wright: DFW Modern

Photo by Andrew Pielage

UPDATE 2/21: Registration for this event is now full. Contact preservation [at] to be put on the wait list. When Wright first visited in the 1930s, historian Charles Marshall writes, he called Dallas “young and architecturally untouched,” Today, the Dallas-Forth Worth area is home to one of the highest concentrations of world-class architecture in the country. While Wright’s 1930s and ’40s residential and hotel designs for Dallas clients were…

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