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Murphy House Virtual Tour & Book Talk

Photo by Nicholas Hayes

Sunday, May 2
3:00 p.m. CDT
Via Zoom

When Frank Lloyd Wright decided to leave the American System-Built Homes out of his autobiographies, the heritage of almost 130 designs—and as many as 30 built houses—was called into question. Some were forgotten for half a century, and likely others are still lost. Join author Nicholas Hayes and his wife Angela on a virtual tour and presentation to see what can be learned when an orphaned house is rediscovered. The Elizabeth Murphy House is the last ASBH known to have been completed—Model 203, unearthed in 2015—and the protagonist in their new book Frank Lloyd Wright’s Forgotten House. This event will feature a look at the historic neighborhood context, a tour focusing on details of the home and a short reading of its history, as well as time for Q&A.

If you would like to pre-order a copy of the book, we encourage you to request it at your local independent bookstore. It can also be ordered online through bookshop.org.

How to register: This free event is exclusively for current members of the Conservancy. If you are a member, click here to register online. If you are not a member, you can join today and then register. If you are not certain of your membership status, please contact us at preservation@savewright.org.

How this event works: Registration will close two hours before the start of the event, shortly after which all registrants will receive an email with the Zoom access link. Please install and test Zoom in advance on the device on which you intend to view the event. This event will be recorded, and a link to view it (for up to one month) will be emailed to all registrants after the event. If you have any questions or require assistance registering, please email preservation@savewright.org.

Posted on April 2, 2021

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