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Virginia Ernst Kazor, 1940-2021

Photo by (c) Mark Hertzberg

Virginia Ernst Kazor, whose passion for preservation was matched only by her dedication to friends and family, passed away peacefully in her Los Angeles home on Wednesday September 8th, 2021. Born in Detroit, Michigan, to Frederic and Margorie Ernst, she graduated from Marymount High School and the University of Southern California. Torn between two interests, she studied architecture but graduated with a B.A. in Art History. Upon graduating she was…

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2021 Wright Spirit Award Honorees Announced

Photo by John Waters, AIA (DeRhodes House)

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy announces the 2021 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 during the Conservancy’s annual conference in Buffalo, New York, and online. The…

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In Memoriam: Larry Woodin, Wright Expert and Historic Preservationist

Photo by Joel Hoglund

Larry Woodin, an internationally-known Frank-Lloyd Wright expert known for his involvement in last-minute saves of several important Wright buildings, died July 22, 2021, after a brief illness. Larry, who lived in the Seattle area, graduated from the University of Washington with a Masters in Architecture. Larry served on the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy’s Board of Directors since 2002, including roles as president from 2011 – 2013 and Vice President…

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