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RE-EXAMINING RAVINE BLUFFS

By Karen Ettelson

Ravine Bluffs in Glencoe, Illinois, is Frank Lloyd Wright’s first built subdivision. Although the intent was to erect a Wright-designed house on each of the 25 lots in this small suburb north of Chicago, only five were actually constructed, in 1915. In the more than 100 years since, Wright scholars have largely dismissed the work in oft repeated narratives that these houses were small, low-cost rental units that were part…

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Register Now for Madison Conference, Oct. 10-14

Photo by Andrew Pielage

Registration is now open to the Conservancy’s annual fall conference, held Oct. 10-14 in Madison, Wisconsin. An early-bird registration rate runs until June 30. Entitled Preserving Wright’s Legacy in Wisconsin, it’s the Conservancy’s first Madison conference in 14 years. It will feature 20 speakers and tours of some 15 Wright-designed buildings. Education sessions will explore the multidimensional nature of Wright’s lifelong relationship to his home state, and efforts to safeguard his work there,…

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR JOHN G. THORPE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AND STUDENTS FELLOWSHIP

Photo by Mark Hertzberg

Graduate students and young professionals are now invited to apply for the John G. Thorpe Young Professionals and Students Fellowship. The program was established in 2016 to honor John Garrett Thorpe, prominent restoration architect and longtime Conservancy board member. Young professionals in the first five years of their careers in architecture or historic preservation and graduate students in architecture or historic preservation (full-time or part-time) currently enrolled at the time…

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WRIGHT REPORT: BUILDING UPDATES AND CONSERVANCY ACTION

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, was recently selected to move forward in the application process for The National Fund for Sacred Places, a grant-making program of Partners for Sacred Places (PSP) in collaboration with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Out of 178 letters of intent received, 32 were selected to move forward. PSP expects to invite 14-16 congregations into the next round of the program. The Conservancy met…

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LOOKING BACK ON OUT AND ABOUT WRIGHT IN IOWA

More than 100 people from all over the country attended the Conservancy’s Out and About Wright: Modernism in Central Iowa event May 4-6. It was a lovely spring weekend with all the trees in full bloom as we toured private houses by Wright, John Howe, Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony, Richard Neutra, midcentury gems by local architects, and modern highlights by Saarinen, Mies, Pei and more big-name architects. View photos…

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