Robert “Bob” McCoy, Preservationist

Photo by Photo (c) Mark Hertzberg

Robert “Bob” McCoy of Mason City, Iowa, passed away at age 93. He and his wife, Bonnie, were the longtime owners of Walter Burley Griffin’s Blythe House in Mason City. Bob was a dedicated preservationist and member of the Conservancy’s board. With his 1968 article on Mason City in The Prairie School Review, he helped bring the town’s significant architectural heritage to the attention of a wider audience. He was…

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Bidding now open in the Conservancy’s 2021 silent auction

The Silent Auction, one of the Conservancy’s most popular annual fundraisers, typically takes place online each year in conjunction with the Conservancy’s Annual Conference. The Auction offers rare Wright memorabilia, artwork, collectibles, experiences at Wright sites, books, and more. All proceeds from the auction support our mission of preserving Wright’s remaining structures. The 2021 Silent Auction will open at 12 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, October 12. A link to browse the…

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Reading the Signs

By Marsha Shyer, Owner, Brandes House

“Bring out the nature of the materials. Let their nature intimately into your scheme. The good building is not one that hurts the landscape, but one which makes the landscape more beautiful than it was before the building was built.” ~Frank Lloyd Wright   In the first couple of years after we bought Frank Lloyd Wright’s Brandes House, in Sammamish, Washington, I noticed an unusual pleasure. In late January, the…

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