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A Prairie Masterwork Seeks New Owners

By Lacey Sikora

Photo by VHT Studios

The Avery and Queene Coonley House in Riverside, Illinois, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built between 1908 and 1912, is considered one of the most elaborate Prairie School houses ever constructed. Sited on the banks of the Des Plaines River, the house is a part of an estate that originally consisted of the large main house, a separate coach house and a gardener’s cottage. After the Coonleys sold the…

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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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DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR JOHN G. THORPE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AND STUDENTS FELLOWSHIP

Photo by Mark Hertzberg

The deadline to apply for the John G. Thorpe Young Professionals and Students Fellowship has been extended to Friday, June 20. Graduate students and young professionals are invited to apply for the fellowship, which 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…

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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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