The Chicago Tribune reports that the Glencoe Historical Society recently received a substantial donation from the Seymour H. Persky Charitable Trust to go towards the construction of the replica Frank Lloyd Wright-designed waiting station, slated to be built on Maple Hill Road, just off the Green Bay Trail. Follow the link to learn all about it. Read more.
According to a recent survey from Travel and Leisure Magazine, Buffalo, NY has topped the list for favorite cities for architecture (umm...no offense, Buffalo, but did they even visit Chicago?) Follow the link to learn all about it. Read more.
Scott T. sends word that a home built by John Van Bergen, a Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice, located in the Historic District of Oak Park, IL is on the market. Lovingly restored by its long-time owner, it is a must see. Read more.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy unveiled their brand-new website this week, which replaces the 10-plus-year-old site and provides a bunch of new resources in a clean and visually appealing format. Follow the link to check it out. Read more.
Speaking of The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, the 2017 Annual Conference will take place September 13-17 in New York City. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Wright's birth, they are holding an extended symposium at the Museum of Modern Art to coincide with MoMA's major new exhibition, Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive. With more than a dozen speakers from the United States and abroad addressing topics including Wright's critical reception, his attitude toward preservation and his influence on his contemporaries, this is bound to be an important event! Read more.
News reaches us of the passing of architect, businessman, philanthropist, and one of Frank Lloyd Wright's last apprentices, Gary K. Herberger, who died February 28, 2017 at the age of 79. Follow the link to learn more about his life and legacy. Read more.
David Patterson, musician and historian behind the Music of William. C. Wright project recently, shared the news that The Wall Street Journal Magazine recently licensed one of the tracks from the Music of William. C. Wright CD to serve as accompaniment to an online video accompanying a story on Frank Lloyd Wright's last living clients. Follow the link to see the video and in the background, you'll hear pianist Kuang-Hao Huang's recording of William Wright's "Fallen Hero's Triumph" (the last track on the Wright CD). Watch and listen here.
Joseph Siry, author and art history professor at Wesleyan University, will lead a discussion titled “Frank Lloyd Wright and Modern Religious Architecture” at the Ferguson Library in Stamford, CT at 2 p.m. on March 19, 2017. Follow the link to learn more. Read more.
The owners of the Gunning House (aka "Glenbrow"), a 1940 Usonian-style home located near Columbus, Ohio by Tony Smith, Ted van Fossen, and Laurence Cuneo, have been undertaking a loving restoration of the once endangered home. Follow the link to see a bevvy of photos on Flickr documenting the process. See more.
NJ.com reports that Frank Lloyd Wright's Stuart Richardson House, one of only three Wright-designed homes in New Jersey, has sold for just over the asking price of $995,000. Follow the link to read and see more. Read more.