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Non-Profit to Buy A Block of Frank Lloyd Wrights

Non-Profit to Buy A Block of Frank Lloyd Wrights
Frank Lloyd Wright by JOHN AMARANTIDES, 1955. ”The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives" (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York)
Frank Lloyd Wright by JOHN AMARANTIDES, 1955. ”The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives" (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York)

While in Arizona developers threaten to split a unique Frank Lloyd Wright Home in two, in Wisconsin, preservationists just can’t get enough Wright.

A non-profit by the name of The Frank Lloyd Wright® Wisconsin Heritage Tourism Program, Inc. has just bought their fourth Wright home on the same Milwaukee block. They’re hoping to buy all six and turn the block into an interpretive center so visitors can enter and experience the homes – all American System-Built Homes that Wright built between 1915 and 1916 as prototypes for his ideas on standardized home design.

While they wait for the necessary approvals from the City of Milwaukee to get restoring their newest acquisition, they’ll rent out the home and spend their time restoring the duplex at the other end of the block. No word yet on when their vision could become reality.

Story via The Wisconsin Gazette, the Journal Sentinel Online, a

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Cite: Vanessa Quirk. "Non-Profit to Buy A Block of Frank Lloyd Wrights" 12 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/281973/non-profit-to-buy-a-block-of-frank-lloyd-wrights/> ISSN 0719-8884

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