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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.  Demolition is expected to proceed on the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Lockridge Medical Clinic building in Whitefish, Montana, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1958. On Jan. 8 a full-price offer to purchase the building was submitted…

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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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ROBIE HOUSE TO BEGIN INTERIOR RESTORATION

The Robie House, Wright’s Prairie-style icon in Chicago, is beginning interior restoration work that will last the next 14 months, the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust announced this month. The Trust will continue to operate public tours at the house museum while the work is being completed, even offering in-depth tours focused on the restoration. Work to be done includes plaster and coloration of walls and ceilings, woodwork and floor treatments, light fixtures…

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2018 Conference Call for Papers: Preserving Wright’s Legacy in Wisconsin

Considering Frank Lloyd Wright’s close, lifelong ties to Wisconsin, the Conservancy’s 2018 annual conference, held Oct. 10-14 in Madison, is an opportune occasion for exploring the multi-dimensional nature of that relationship and efforts to safeguard its tangible manifestations. The Conservancy’s speakers committee invites proposals for papers and for panelist participation in areas pertinent to this topic. Presentations may address, among other topics, work by Wright in Wisconsin, important Wisconsin clients,…

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