The week brings Wright-related stories that are both exciting and sad. News of a special Willey House tour; high hopes of building Glencoe's waiting station; and the news Wright Heritage Trail signs going up offset the very sad and sudden news of a Wright home owner loss.
Feel free to let us know how were doing and as always, Keep Calm and Wright On!
Glencoe May Get Its Wright Waiting Station Yet
The Chicago Tribune reports that the Glencoe Historical Society is confident that it has secured funds through an anonymous donation to build a replica of a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed waiting station that formally stood near the Green Bay Trail. Follow the link to learn more. Read more.
"We are now confident of an anonymous donation, which we believe will cover the cost of the waiting station re-creation," said Ed Goodale, a Historical Society board member.
Gift A Tour To The Willey House
Paul Hardt sends us a link to a special tour opportunity to see the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Willey House in Minneapolis, MN. The "Gift A Tour" is your chance to give the architecture lover on your list the ultimate gift (even if that is you!) Follow the link to get the details. Read more.
In Memoriam: Gene Szymczak
Mark Hertzberg sent word that the most recent owner of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Hardy House in Racine, WI, Gene Szymczak, suddenly passed away on Saturday December 3, 2016. Gene took on the heroic effort of restoring the iconic Prairie School design and was supremely generous in sharing the home with architecture lovers from all walks of life. Follow the link to learn more about the life and enduring legacy of this wonderful Frank Lloyd Wright home owner. Read more.
First Wright Heritage Trail Signage Installed
Mark Herzberg's Wright in Racine also reports that the first highway sign marking the "Frank Lloyd Wright Heritage Trail" was installed on Interstate 94. The trail meanders from the Illinois state line to Richland Center and helps connect several Wright sites across Wisconsin. Follow the link to learn more. Read more.
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