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2020 Wright Spirit Award Honorees Announced

Photo by James Caulfield (Fredrick House)

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy announces the 2020 recipients of the Wright Spirit Award, which recognizes owners and stewards of Wright buildings and others who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to preserving and restoring the remaining built works designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and enhancing appreciation of Wright’s legacy. This year’s Wright Spirit Awards will be presented on Saturday, November 14 during the Conservancy’s first-ever virtual conference. The awards…

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Public Wright sites need your help

With so many people staying home, the demand to escape digitally to Wright’s sublime spaces has been unprecedented. That’s why the Conservancy has partnered with public Wright sites around the country to share Wright Virtual Visits. Even when closed, these sites continue to help new people come to understand and appreciate the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. In the weeks and months to come, we ask the Wright community to…

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Booth Cottage on the Move

The Glencoe Historical Society has moved the original portion of the Wright-designed Booth Cottage to Glencoe’s Ravine Bluffs Park (formerly Park 7N). Interior work continues. See our previous coverage for more on why and how this is happening.

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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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Millard House in Illinois Donated to Charity

In late 2015, Highland Park, Illinois, resident Gale Rothner drove down Lake Avenue and saw something that concerned her—a notice for an application to demolish the George and Alice Millard House, designed in 1906 by Frank Lloyd Wright. The prior owners had marketed the house for sale for more than three years, but were unable to sell it. Potential buyers gave feedback that the house needed a lot of work…

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