Heads-up architecture lovers in and around Bartlesville, OK: This Friday, the Price Tower Arts Center will be hosting the Opening Celebration to Frank Lloyd Wright's Samara: A Mid Century Dream Home. Members preview reception will be from 5 - 6pm with a gallery talk with Samara staff and the free public opening reception will be from 6 - 7pm. More info here.
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Preservation Alliance of Evansville, Indiana has announced their “Top Ten Endangered List” for 2013 and The Peters-Margedent House, designed by William Wesley Peters (1935), makes the list. The group is trying to save the house by possibly moving it from its current location. Read more about it here.
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Scott T. sends a link to a home designed by John Lloyd Wright (Frank's son) in Forth Worth, TX. Check out the listing here.
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Please join author Kim Bixler for a free multi-media presentation at the Unity Temple on Friday, May 17th at 6:30pm where she will share her stories of living in a Frank Lloyd Wright house. More after the jump...
Celebrate spring and National Historic Preservation Month with the 44th Annual Weekend Tour of Homes, May 18 and 19, 2013, in the Heritage Hill neighborhood of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Join hundreds of old-house lovers who will explore preserved and restored houses in one of the country's largest historic districts. The walk includes eight private homes and two public buildings (including Frank Lloyd Wright's Meyer May House). Find ticket information and photos at here.
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Scott T. sends a link to another stunning Mickey Munnig-designed home for sale in Big Sur, CA for a stunning pice tag of $2.75 million. Check out the listing and more photos here.
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Michael B. sends information about an upcoming neighborhood meeting regarding the development proposal for the remainder of Madison, Wisconsin's Webster Street block (except for one lot adjacent to the Pahl Tire property) which directly affects Frank Lloyd Wright's Robert Lamp House (1903). More after the jump...
Just a reminder: Don't miss the opportunity to tour Frank Lloyd Wright's Blossom House and McArthur House on Saturday, May 11, 2013 as part of a special event hosted by The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy. It's a rare opportunity to see a pair of Wright's early works, enjoy some refreshments, and the chance to meet several knowledgeable members of the Wright community. Plus your tour donation helps support the preservation mission of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy. Details here.
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Big news for architecture lovers was posted on Mark Hertzberg's Wright in Racine blog: Frank Lloyd Wright's SC Johnson Wax Research Tower will soon be partially open next year! This is really exciting because the Tower has been closed to access since 1981. Read more about the work underway to prepare the Tower for tours and see tons more photos here.
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Scott T. sends along a home designed by "a student of Frank Lloyd Wright" for sale in Columbus, OH. Anyone have an idea who it's by? Listing here.
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Los Angeles Modern Auctions May 19, 2013 auction features a bevvy of Mod items to drool over. Two lots of particular interest are a pair of chairs designed by Taliesin Apprentice William Wesley Peters (originally for the 1963 Sorensen Residence) and a large suite of Wright drawings, blue prints, decorative objects that originally were part of Taliesin Apprentice Bob Beharka's collection. See all the lots here.
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Matt S. sends word that the 1962 Nowling Residence, designed by Taliesin-trained architect James Delong, is on the market in La Habra, CA for $1.395 million.Check out the listing here.
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Sherri S. sends word that on Saturday, May 11, 2013, from 9:30 am - 1 pm there will be a chance to join members of the American Arts Society (a support group of the Milwaukee Art Museum) as they discuss the restoration of the Museum's George Mann Niedecken Fireplace Surround for the Harnischfeger Residence (ca. 1905). Specialist conservator Olaf Unsoeld (Fine Wood Conservation, Ltd., Brooklyn, NY) will be in Milwaukee and will share his assessment and treatment plan for the piece. The day will begin with coffee and pastries, and end with a boxed lunch. $45/person ($40 for American Arts Society Members) Register by May 3. Limited to 30 people. Contact Mel Buchanan 414-224-3281 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Details here.
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Here's a link to a feature post on Houzz about owners Scott and Emily Faulkner's efforts to have architect James Cowan's original drawings for their 1957 Ellensburg, Washington home guide the renovation efforts. Read and see more here.
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Rob Barros sends word that Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians members are invited to tour “Redleaf,” a house in Lakeville designed by John H. Howe, on Saturday, May 18, from 10 am to noon. More info after the jump...
Nelson B. sends word that the E. Fay Jones-designed Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansa is under the threat of having its site compromised by a 48-mile-long high voltage transmission line by Southwest Power Company. If you care about preserving the sanctity of this magnificent chapel's landscape, then add your voice to this petition here.
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Florida legislature finally hashed out a deal over the weekend to fund two important projects at Frank Lloyd Wright's Florida Southern College: $500,000 for the Sharp Family Tourism and Education Center that is being constructed from unbuilt Wright plans and more than $300,000 to restore the Annie Pfeiffer Chapel. Read more here.
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