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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Make a Special 30th Anniversary Gift to the Conservancy

2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, and has been a year of hard work, determination and vigilance in the face of threats to Wright buildings. As we look forward to the next 30 years, we are asking our supporters to make a critical gift that allows us to build on what we have achieved together and pave the way for more success in 2020….

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Henderson House Owners Donate Easement to Conservancy

The owners of the Henderson House (1901) in Elmhurst, Illinois, have donated a preservation easement to the Conservancy, protecting the Prairie-style house that is currently on the market in a teardown-prone area. The house was designed by Wright in 1901 while in partnership with Henry Webster Tomlinson. Frank Henderson purchased the land from William H. Emery Sr., whose son, William H. Emery Jr., commissioned a home from Wright associate Walter Burley Griffin on…

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