It's been another interesting week for FLLW architecture and design aficionados. Wright's Bay Area works get a stunning book treatment; New owners take over care of an American System-Built House; Auto and Architecture get their chance in the spotlight; and both good and bad news for some Van Bergen houses.
Enjoy catching up on all of these fascinating stories and as always: Keep Calm and Wright On!
Frank Lloyd Wright And San Francisco
SFist.com recently featured the new book Frank Lloyd Wright and San Francisco by Wright scholar and emeritus professor of art at Stanford Paul V. Turner. The book, as you might have guessed from the title, features Wright's built and unbuilt projects in the Bay Area in a beautifully illustrated format. Follow the link to read the article and see some of the stunning images for yourself. Read more.
New Stewards For Shorewood ASBH
Mark Hertzberg's Wright in Racine weblog features a new entry on Angela and Nicholas Hayes, who have become the newest stewards of the Elizabeth Murphy Residence, a recently identified (and factually verified) Frank Lloyd Wright-designed American System-Built House near Milwaukee, WI. Follow the link to learn more. Read more.
Form, Function, Cars, And Frank Lloyd Wright
Robert Boyd sends a link to a story from Automobile Magazine featuring a 1940 Lincoln Continental next to a 2017 version while Frank Lloyd Wright's Palmer House in Ann Arbor, MI glows in the background. Check out more on the cars and the architectural backdrop by following the link. Read more.
John Van Bergen Win and Loss
Landmarks Illinois reports on their Facebook page some good news and some bad news for lovers of John S. Van Bergen's Prairie School architecture: The good news is that the Evanston City Council voted to unanimously approve designation of Van Bergen's relocated Irving House (which we helped promote successfully saving) as a local landmark. The Bad News: The Highland Park City Council has voted to reject local landmark designation of the Van Bergen-designed Wilson Cline House at 1570 Hawthorne Lane, now permitting its owner to demolish the historic house to expand the yard of his adjacent property. Follow the link to see the original post and find out how you can support the good guys at Landmarks Illinois save these important structures. Read more.
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