The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy directly serves between 80 and 100 Wright properties a year in many different ways. We may advocate for a site’s preservation, list a house on our Wright on the Market webpage, or provide technical service. You, our donors and members who steadfastly support the Conservancy, make that possible.
Every Wright building has a story, a living history that starts with inspired design and stretches into the present, to the building stewards who go above and beyond to secure Wright’s legacy. People like Glasner House owner, Jack Reed.
In 2003, his longtime friend, Jeanine Maide-Cottrell, Ph.D., was moved by an article in the Washington Post about a Wright-designed house in Glencoe, Illinois. The Glasner House was under imminent threat of demolition to make room for a new 10,000-square-foot home. She sent the article along with a personal note to Jack. It was short and to the point. “Dear Jack – I think you should buy this house and save it.” Lucky for us, he did just that. “I thought about it, and I thought if I don’t try to get that house and save it, I’m going to have a hard time living with myself.”
Inspired, Jack embarked on a labor of love, completing major restoration and securing the future of the house by donating a preservation easement to the Conservancy. He is one of many who shoulder the huge responsibility of stewarding Wright’s buildings. It is a vital undertaking, and that’s where we come in.
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Posted November 17, 2022