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Tech Tip of the Month, October 2020: Succession Planning – What’s Next for Your Wright Building?

Building owners and stewards may not realize that their Wright property is most endangered during times of property transfer. This is especially the case when future preservation is not carefully considered before the transfer process begins. Unless a well thought out succession plan is in place, what seems like a simple real estate transaction can easily lead to the destruction of a Frank Lloyd Wright building. Here are some steps…

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Tech Tip of the Month, September 2020: Preservation Briefs from the National Park Service

By John Waters, Preservation Programs Manager

The Conservancy offers a wealth of technical information and support to Wright building stewards. Each month (or as often as we are able!), we will highlight a Tech Tip of the Month featuring useful information for those who own or care for Wright’s buildings. If you’re looking for a source of information on the nuts and bolts of working with historic buildings, a good place to start is the National…

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Tech Tip of the Month, July 2020: Regular Maintenance Pays Off

By John Waters, Preservation Programs Manager

The Conservancy offers a wealth of technical information and support to Wright building stewards. Each month, we will highlight a Tech Tip of the Month featuring useful information for those who own or care for Wright’s buildings. Keeping your Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house in good repair helps you to experience your home as the architect intended, and the excellence of its design only increases the reward that ongoing preservation provides. Of course,…

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Renovation Time is a High-Risk Time for your Historic Building

As we watched in horror when Notre Dame Cathedral’s spire and roof were engulfed in flames in April 2019, the thought “this can’t be happening to Notre Dame!” passed through the minds of many. It was a sobering reminder that the worst can happen to a beloved structure. In November 2018 the Wright community learned with sadness that wildfire decimated the Oboler Estate in Malibu, California. In response to the…

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