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Conservancy Seeking Proposals To Move Booth Cottage

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy is seeking an individual or group to move, reconstruct and restore the Wright-designed Booth Cottage (1913). This is an opportunity to breathe new life into a significant early Wright structure currently located in Glencoe, Illinois. After being owned by the same family since 1956, the Cottage was recently sold. The site on which it stands is to be redeveloped, and the Conservancy is assisting…

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Hoffman House Owners Donate Preservation Easement to Conservancy

Photo by Patrick J. Mahoney

There is no stronger way to protect a historic property than with a preservation easement. This led Tom Tisch, longtime owner of the Hoffman House in Rye, New York, to investigate easements as he and his wife Alice prepared for the sale of their house in 2018. The Tisch family had meticulously maintained the Hoffman House since they bought it in 1992, and they wanted to protect that investment. They…

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Register Now for 2019 Fall Conference

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy kicks off its 30th anniversary at the 2019 annual conference this fall! Wright’s Influence in Postwar Southern California, Oct. 2-6 in Los Angeles, picks up where the 2005 L.A. conference (focused on the period 1917-1941) left off. We’ll explore Wright’s influence on John Lautner, Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler and others whose postwar work in California became highly influential in its own right. Join us…

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2019 JOHN G. THORPE FELLOWSHIP

Graduate students and young professionals are invited to apply for the 2019 John G. Thorpe Young Professionals and Students Fellowship. This 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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UPDATE: New Owner of Booth Cottage Files for Demolition Permit

UPDATE 5/30: Representatives of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, the Chairman of the Village of Glencoe’s Historic Preservation Commission and Village staff met with the new owner of the Booth Cottage on Thursday, May 30, to discuss potential alternatives to demolition. The new owners have commenced the process of applying for a demolition permit for the structure; however, they have also indicated an interest in exploring alternatives to demolition….

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