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Register Now for Dinner at Auldbrass

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A visit to Auldbrass Plantation, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1939, provides a singular, once-in-a-lifetime Wright experience. Nearly destroyed by neglect, the multi-building estate has been beautifully restored by its owner, movie producer Joel Silver, setting a gold standard for historic preservation. The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy is the only organization granted access to this private house for an in-depth tour of the estate and intimate dinner party…

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Millard House in Illinois Donated to Charity

In late 2015, Highland Park, Illinois, resident Gale Rothner drove down Lake Avenue and saw something that concerned her—a notice for an application to demolish the George and Alice Millard House, designed in 1906 by Frank Lloyd Wright. The prior owners had marketed the house for sale for more than three years, but were unable to sell it. Potential buyers gave feedback that the house needed a lot of work…

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Students and Young Professionals Attend 2019 Conference

Among the attendees at the Conservancy’s sold-out 2019 conference in Los Angeles were five graduate students and young professionals in the architecture and historic preservation fields awarded fellowships to attend at no cost. Four people from across the United States were awarded the John G. Thorpe Young Professionals and Students Fellowship, which was created in memory of longtime Conservancy board member and tireless preservation advocate John G. Thorpe. An architecture…

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Kalil House Purchased by Currier Museum of Art

It was a beautiful fall day in Manchester, New Hampshire, as the Kalil House changed hands for the first time from the family of Wright’s original clients to the Currier Museum of Art. Wright designed the house for Mildred and Toufic Kalil in 1955. Toufic’s brother John lived in the house until shortly before his death in February of 2018 at the age of 101. Since then, the family, with…

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Call for Papers: 2020 Annual Conference

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Historic preservation has increasingly come to rely on visitor centers and public education programs as integral aspects of its mission. With the introduction of new digital technologies, public education programs are undergoing a revolution. At the same time, visitor centers continue to function in traditional ways: as ticketing and staging areas, gift shops and bookstores, cafeterias and even restaurants. Their intention has always been to introduce visitors to the relevant…

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