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Public Wright Sites Swap Virtual Visits

Photo by Jill Richards, courtesy of Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

As social distancing and stay-at-home orders have swept the country, many Frank Lloyd Wright sites that are normally open to the public have had to close their doors, just when they were gearing up for the spring touring season to begin. These measures are crucial to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting the staff, volunteers, and visitors who usually fill these extraordinary spaces with life. It is precisely at…

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Booth Cottage on the Move

The Glencoe Historical Society is beginning preparations to move the original portion of the Wright-designed Booth Cottage to its new location. See our previous coverage for more on why and how this is happening. This process is expected to take place over the next several weeks, and we will provide updates on the progress. Bookmark this article or follow us on social media. Due to the current stay-at-home order in…

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Glencoe Historical Society Acquires Lease to Move Booth Cottage

A major hurdle to saving the endangered Booth Cottage in Glencoe, Illinois, was crossed on Jan. 21 when the Glencoe Park District Board of Commissioners passed a land lease agreement with the Glencoe Historical Society (GHS) to allow the nonprofit to move and maintain the Wright-designed cottage in Park 7N in Glencoe, near the Ravine Bluffs neighborhood in which it’s currently located. The vote passed 4-1, on the condition that…

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UPDATED: Lykes House Sold at Auction

UPDATED 10/17/19: The Lykes House in Phoenix, Arizona, considered Wright’s last residential design, has sold for nearly $1.7 million at auction Oct. 16. Heritage Auctions held the auction without a reserve price. Wright created the design for the house just days before his death in 1959. John Rattenbury of Taliesin Associated Architects, Wright’s successor firm, brought the house to completion in 1968. The Associated Press reports: Out of nearly 20 bids…

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UPDATED: Conservancy, National Trust Oppose Demo for Wright Home Visitor Center

Updated Sept. 6, 2019 The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust issued a statement that they will not exercise their option to appeal the decision of the Oak Park Historic Preservation Commission, but instead will reconsider its plan. Updated Aug. 29, 2019 At a special meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 27, the Village of Oak Park’s Historic Preservation Commission voted unanimously not to issue the Certificates of Appropriateness to remove additions on the…

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