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REGISTER NOW FOR OUT AND ABOUT WRIGHT: MODERNISM IN CENTRAL IOWA

Mason City’s trove of prairie-style architecture gets much attention in the Wright community, but the Conservancy’s first Out and About Wright tour in Iowa, May 4-6, 2018, will focus on Wright’s seldom-seen Usonians and a number of modern architectural treasures in the state’s central and south-central regions. The work of prominent local architects will be seen alongside Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony, John Howe, Louis Sullivan,…

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PUBLIC SITE DIRECTORS SUMMIT AT WINGSPREAD SCHEDULED FOR MARCH

In 2017, Wright public sites around the country celebrated the 150th anniversary of Wright’s birth with exhibitions, special tours, publications and new ideas. Building upon the momentum of the past year, the directors of Wright public sites across the country have once again been invited to attend a collaborative three-day summit jointly organized by the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and The Johnson Foundation at…

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Frank Lloyd Wright Building in Montana Demolished Despite Efforts to Save

Photo by Matt Baldwin/Daily Inter Lake

UPDATE: The building was demolished after hours on Jan. 10, less that two hours after final terms of an offer to buy the building were rejected. Montana Public Radio has video of the demolition.  For background up to Jan. 8 please see our previous news post, “Efforts Underway to Save Montana Wright Building by Jan. 10.” Demolition is expected to proceed on the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Lockridge Medical Clinic building…

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Efforts Underway to Save Montana Wright Building By Jan. 10

Photo by Brenda Ahearn / Daily Inter Lake

UPDATE: The owner of Wright’s Lockridge Medical Clinic building in Whitefish, Montana “has agreed to sell it to anyone who puts $1.7 million in his hand by Jan. 10.” If a preservation-minded buyer cannot be found by Jan. 10 the building will be lost. The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy has learned that on-site preparation for demolition is underway at the Lockridge Medical Clinic building in Whitefish, Montana, designed by…

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Eppstein House Restoration Complete

The new owners of the Eppstein House (1948) in Galesburg, Michigan, Marika Broere and Tony Hillebrandt, send word that their restoration project at the Eppstein House, begun in the fall of 2016, has finished in December 2017. The restoration progress and challenges, unexpected issues, sourcing materials, etc. were tracked in the blog Project Eppstein. From Broere and Hillebrandt: The textile blocks have been stained with UV protective stain especially designed by Sherwin Williams on…

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