Announcing 2018 Wright Spirit Award Honorees

Five Wright Spirit Awards will be presented at the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy’s 2018 awards gala dinner on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin. The awards presentation caps the Conservancy’s annual conference. Introduced by the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy in 1991, the Wright Spirit Award recognizes efforts of extraordinary individuals and organizations that have preserved the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright through their tireless dedication…

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Tackling the Textile Block: Preservation Challenges at the Freeman House

By John Waters

John Waters, AIA, is the Conservancy’s preservation programs manager. In late May I met with University of Southern California faculty members Trudi Sandmeier and Ken Breisch, as well Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation trustee Heather Lenkin, at Wright’s 1924 Freeman House in Los Angeles. Sandmeier, who is director of the Graduate Programs in Heritage Conservation at USC, is the current faculty liaison with the house, which has been owned by the…

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Representatives of the Stockman House in Mason City, Iowa, met with Unity Temple restoration architect and Conservancy board member Gunny Harboe, Preservation Programs Manager John Waters, and Unity Temple Restoration Fund Executive Director Heidi Ruehle-May at Unity Temple on July 17, to discuss restoration issues. Chip Kinsey, president of the River City Society for Historic Preservation (owners of the Stockman House), Kathy Kinsey, and paint specialist John Duggan, examined the…

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Why I Joined the Legacy Circle

By Donna Butler Adamson

It was only recently that I put a bequest to the Building Conservancy in my will, but I always knew I would! The formation of the Conservancy aligned with the beginning of my career as a real estate appraiser specializing in historic properties.The Conservancy has amazed me with its success through the years. It allowed me to form fast friendships and professional relationships, and I have never looked back. It…

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Register Now for Summer Tour of Walker House

For those who missed our unforgettable sold-out conference tour of the Walker House in 2016, the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy is offering the rare opportunity to tour this extraordinary oceanfront house in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, on Aug. 23-24. A sunset reception on Thursday, Aug. 23, limited to 25 people, will include drinks and hors d’oeuvres. On Friday, Aug. 24, a series of one-hour tours limited to 25 people will give…

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